The oscillating metal roller on my recently acquired #4 has been having a little bit of trouble making making its way back and forth when I ink up. It was sticking just as it reached it closest position to the operator, when the worm gear was no longer visible, I guess at the point where […]MoreMore Tag
Author: Nathan Rose
Hey, I live in Northern California, and work as a letterpress printer at Dauphine Press, located about 45 minutes north of San Francisco. I have a degree in printmaking from Pacific NW College of Art, in Portland, Oregon. I recently bought a Vandercook #4 from my alma mater (the first latterpress that I ever used, actually), and I am setting up a studio of my own. I love the Vandercook site, and i am looking forward to contributing to it whenever i can
Touch up Paint for the Vandercook?
I have a #4 that is in pretty good shape, but there are a number of spots on the press with worn or chipped paint. My feed table is particularly worn, and I am interested in touching it up both for appearance reasons, but aslo to protect the exposed metal form rust and what not. […]MoreMore Tag