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Cary and Christine Brief Collection

The passive and active sides of Legacy Mini Halfwood Press No. 71

Legacy Mini Halfwood Press #71

Specifications: Made in 2010. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60071. 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 inlay and cladding the 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 which includes an excerpt from, Halfwood Press-The Story, now available on, and DVD.

Comment: Cary contacted me asking about the Mini Halfwood, and I didn't hear from him for awhile. Time passed, then an email came from their home but this time from his wife, Christine. She wanted a Mini for an Anniversary present and also as a gift for Cary's birthday. It was to be a secret, and there was little time, but it happened that a press on the bench had lost its buyer, so I was able to meet the deadline and the press arrived in time. You can learn about Cary on his Web site, where he also keeps a blog.

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