My 15-21 has a history of the carriage rollers and ball bearings seizing up now and then. This makes moving the carriage very difficult and printing impossible. The last attempt I made to loosen them up involved a vacuum jar
I haven’t checked in on the Vanderblog for a long time but wanted to say I had my rails milled at a reliable machine shop in Holyoke, MA, that works on a lot of old press equipment. I removed the
I’m doing some reassemble on my press after having some work done on the bed and I don’t know what this part is called but it has something to do with the grippers in relation to trip/print mode. This is
I have been methodically troubleshooting the irregular impression I get on my 15-21 and have since learned about wear on the rails. I am at a point where I’m wondering if I need to do something really serious or if
Here’s some lovely photos from Barbara Crocker of her 15-21 who writes “I had been having trouble with my press bed being high on one corner. Thanks to you, I decided to clean the wedges and it has definitely taken care
When in Print mode, my cylinder trip rack rides up the trip wedge and makes the carriage jump up right when the cam follower rolls off the top of the wedge. Is it possible to adjust this?
The under rails on my 15-21 have wear on them from use before I acquired this press. I can see this pretty clearly and it looks like it’s about .oo5, primarily at the the carriage end of the rails, then it
I just adjusted my cylinder bearings with great care and find that now the rail sweepers, the cow-pusher things that are meant to keep the rails clean, are dragging. Should I adjust these or just remove them? Any advice?
Are these things meant to keep the rail clean and, if so, are they supposed to have some other material like felt on the bottom of them? Is this something I can do myself – any ideas? They are
I’ve acquired a 15-21 and am pretty much teaching myself. I have the manual from NAGraphics for this model, have read and absorbed a great deal but don’t know the history of this press, feel like there are things that
I got a call from our local art center that the grippers on the V15-21 rise unevenly with the ones closest to the handle lower than the others. They assembly has been taken apart and cleaned. Anyone have any idea
Does anyone know where I can get 5/8 ID nyliners for my Vandercook 15-21. I know I can get 1/2″ nyliners from NA Graphics but they aren’t the right size for this press. Thanks…. Barbara at the Seedpod Press