Jennifer Balisle Collection


Above: The passive and active sides of Legacy Mini Halfwood Press No. 64 made in 2010.

Mini Halfwood Press #64

Ritchie's comment: Jennifer contacted me after seeing the Halfwoods online and ordered Number 64. She wrote: "I was immediately drawn to the 'warmth'
of the hand-crafted press vice the cold, industrial, mass-produced alternatives. Plus, I really liked that they are created by an artist with artistic sensibilities."

Specifications: Rollers are 1.5 x 5.75 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17 inches in polycarbonate (the standard); overall length is 17.5 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, 12 lbs.; drive wheel is 8 inches diameter in stainless steel; the woods used are black walnut base with ipe cladding steel, walnut hood capped with ipe. The instrument box is poplar, baltic birch trimmed in ipe. Included are felt blankets, copper plate, Allen Wrench, User's Manual including an excerpt from,Halfwood Press-The Story, available on

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