Fabrication

Universal I PAB | Control Station Panel Replacement

Howdy. I trust you and yours are well. I recently did some electrical work (thank you Fritz, Daniel, Paul, Steve, John, and Max) on my Universal and I am replacing the Control Station panel. Would anyone like one while I am at it? This will be a laser-engraved, silver substrate revealing a black core to …

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Press Part Manufacturing, Gripper Bar Lever, Feedboard and Dead bar

I recently manufactured some press parts: a gripper bar lever for a No. 3 inspired by several posts on this blog, a new feedboard for the No. 3, that gets bolted onto two wooden side posts, and a dead bar for a Uni I. The No. 3 is actually for sale now as well.  The …

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No. 3 Gripper Bar Lever Fabrication

Hi, I have a No. 3 (Old Style), and I am planning on fabricating a gripper bar lever for it and I wanted to see if anyone else would want one as well. The more that are made at one time the cheaper they should be, but they definitely should be under $100. The idea …

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Reprex No 1 Rollers Specs

I just received a request for the specs for the cores for a No 1 Reprex. this is the same one posted on Briar press. I will make a drawing and share a pdf on this site.    I need: – overall core length – diameter and length at ends – other diameter and length on the core – position end to end and length of rubber on the core …

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SP15 replacement feedboard and side guide

I’ve recently started up a community workshop in Traverse City, MI – Blackbird Book Arts & Press. We’re getting off the ground with a Pilot clone, 8×12 C&P and this slightly ragged SP15. It came to us out of Indiana without rollers, feed board and brackets to mount it so with a little ingenuity and …

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Fabricating Replacement SP-15 Impression Cylinder

I’m considering grabbing an SP-15 press but, like many presses out there, getting it into running order will require some TLC. The press bed, cylinder rack, bed bearers, under rails, gripper pedal, trip latch & rail along the bed, steel cabinet, and feed table all check out and seem to need nothing more than heavy …

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