Hello. I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Kelly Shields and I am an high school art teacher. I am also one of those “enthusiastic newer printers who are learning letterpress printing and keeping it alive and well.” I have been a silent observer of this site for several years, and have just recently purchased a Vandercook 4T. I have been learning from David Umbenhour at The Art Academy of Cincinnati and researching restoration heavily on this site. I wanted to thank Paul and everyone else here for all the knowledge you willingly share. I thought some might be interested in the image of my press as I found it two weeks ago and how it is coming along. After uncovering it from all its grime, everything seems to be in working order with the exception of the foot pedal. It doesn’t raise the grippers, and I still havent figured out why. But I am thrilled to have a press of my own and hope to be a valuable contributor in the future.