Bill Ritchie design work in Ohio
Ronald Hook Collection
The parts of Ron's DIY Mini Etching Press No. 33 before he assembled it.
DIY Mini Etching Press No. 33
Specifications: Made in 2016. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. mep60033. Specifications: Top and bottom rollers are 1.5 inches in diameter and 6 and 5.5 inches long, respectively. The bed is 3/8 x 6 x 14.5 inch polycarbonate with steel rack; overall length is 15 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, about 16 lbs; hand-welded stainless steel drive wheel is 8 inches diameter. Bed is rack-driven, approximating a 6:1 mechanical advantage. Wood is solid American black walnut. Pressure screws are linked and synchronized. Includes two etching felts, chase, user's manual and tools for assembly and tuning. A proof copy of Bill Ritchie's book, "A Printmaker's Tale" was included, gratis.
Comment: Ron sent a request and then an order for his Mini Etching Press in mid-October, 2016 . . .
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