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Bookpress

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I am going to be taking a bookmaking course later this year; they suggest trying to bring a bookpress if you've got one. I didn't have one, so I made one!

White Oak finished with Osmo (a finish I would replace my blood with if I could).

I have very happy with the crossbar - I used a 1/16 tapered ball end mill. I was a little disappointed with the carving on the uprights. For that I used a 1/32 ball end mill with a 6% stepover, and I find that the definition is not as good as I had hoped. Carving time was about 2 hours for each side of the upright.

The carvings on the base are contoured - I a little hard to appreciate on the photos, but the pieces are thicker in the middle and taper toward the edges, like the crossbar on the top.

The 1 1/2 screw was made with the Beal threading system. The screw handle was turned on a lathe.
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You better chain that thing to your leg or someone in the class is going to walk off with it and that includes the teacher!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Beautiful work! Not sure it's going to help with bookmaking, but it sure won't hurt. Good luck with the class.

Thanks for sharing!
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Outstanding - I love everything “vintage-ish”!! You did a great job!
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Really pretty. Better take that as carry -on and NOT check it if you're flying <g>
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Very well done

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Wow very impressive, love the flourish details as well!
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Local library has an ornate cast iron one I'm always trying to figure out how to hide in my wheelchair:)
Be glad Calgary is a Long ways away from Maine!! :) :)
Wonderful job!!
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WOW!!

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That is amazing. Beautiful piece of work!!
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Can it be used as an InLay press....
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Aussie wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:13 am
Can it be used as an InLay press....
I am sure that I will find some uses for it. I want to do a test with some of the practice screws that I made to find out how much torque I can use. I am unwilling to find out where the failure point is on this project!

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Nicely done, its a work of art and functional as well.
I am sure you will get some orders after your first class.

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Beautiful work. This could also serve as a press for inlay work.

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