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Allison Hedgpeth and
Phil Guerra Collection

Active and passive sides of Mini Halfwood Press No. 86, shown without the instrument box.

Mini Halfwood Press No. 86

Specifications: Made in 2011. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60086. Rollers are 1.5 x 5.75 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17 inch 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 are American black walnut with a walnut hood, Brazilian ipe cladding on the steel, ipe on the hood-ends and also capping the flat top. The instrument box is mahogany and baltic birch trimmed in ipe. Included are felt blankets, copper plate, Allen Wrench, User's Manual and DVD.

Comment: Allison is an artist and Phil Guerra is her husband, and he sent email explaining they had an anniversary coming up and he wanted a Mini Halfwood for her studio. Allison had a blog and one can learn more about her and her work at

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