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Free Plans Build A Letter Press Book Press Vintage Project
A letter press, or book press, is a very versatile tool for home or business!
A very useful and versatile tool--the letter press, also known as a book press, is very useful in a variety of home and business tasks. For handling vintage projects and vintage plans it has many uses. It goes without saying that it can be used to press books or documents. It is also a very useful tool in the workshop when applying decorative veneers to wood projects.
It is the very best tool for clamping flat items to be glued together. The do it yourself person will find it invaluable.
For the bookbinder who is engaged in binding new books, or in rebinding old volumes, it is the best tool to use. It clamps books tightly during drying of glue in the covers and spine and keeps them true and straight which can be a difficult problem if you do not have a book press on hand.
Old magazines are very often bound together to form annual volumes and the letterpress or book press is perfect for handling this type of work. DIY magazine binding is a good project.
Vintage plans may require pressure to be applied to certain items when they are being glued together. You can, if you want to, use clamps of a wide variety of types for this job of course, but it is very often quite hard to apply a clamp properly due to the size and/or shape of the project.
The letter press may be very useful in this case in tightly pressing items to be glued together without requiring a clamp.
The letter press or book press is beyond a doubt a very versatile tool which has a variety of uses. This free vintage plan shows how you can build one, at very low cost, from pipe fittings. The high cost of a commercial book press is why many workshops do not have such a tool. Now with our free vintage plan you can build your own letter press and save money. A really great vintage project.
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