Monday, 14 July 2008

The oven & the etching press:

It's been on the old list of things to do for the past 3 years and now it is a reality. Many thanks to Daniel Jagger for helping transform the Takach packing crate into a make shift oven, with a trusty staple gun (or two), a jigsaw, a pile of old photoplates and a two ring electic hotplate. It works, heats up to 100 deg c + and holds heat. It will be used for fusing toner, drying shellac and drying photopolymer plates.

Since purchasing the little etching press in January it has sat idle at the back of the storage area, but today it was given a good run out by Mikhak, many thanks for the intaglio skills. This will aid in extending the range of processes and possibilities for artists in the workshop.

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