Saturday, 17 October 2015
Two Japanese Shin Nihon Zokei table top etching presses restored. The one on the left was restored for a friend and the one on the right was bought in damaged condition from a school and is restored and for sale
Sunday, 4 October 2015
Shin Nihon Zokei etching press restored to it's former glory after rescue from a school where it had suffered abuse, misuse and neglect. This is the second Shin Nihon Zokei press I have restored and just today I got a third Shin Nihon Zokei press brought to me to restore, this one not suffered damage from misuse and abuse but exposure to the elements and long neglect.... nothing missing, nothing damaged just all shabby and surface rust and dust. Seems like I am a Japanese press hospital.... I like fixing up stuff that is well made and useful. Makes me feel useful
Thursday, 9 July 2015
The twenty second product of Classic Etching Presses just arrived and assembled at Murray and Cath Dunn's fabulous new studio
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Friday, 3 April 2015
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
This press was at a School and fairly wrecked over time by the students and came home to the Press Hospital to be made all better. Dented rollers, drive cog out of alignment and teeth broken and many teeth with stress fractures, missing drive handles and missing pressure screw handles, dirty rusty faded and scratched..
The rollers have been trued. The missing bits fabricated and a new drive cog and a correction to the drive cog's alignment is being made.
Watch this space...
Saturday, 14 February 2015
A young Christchurch print maker ordered this press, paid a deposit and waited while I created it.
Here it is just finished and posing on the kitchen table before going the next day to Christchurch