Bill Ritchie Design Work in France

with the

Lionel Pailler Collection

Passive and active sides of Lionel's press

Frigate Halfwood Press No. 5

Press Specifications: Made in 2013. Frigate Halfwood Press. Serial No. 750005. Specifications: Roller diameter 1 7/8" x 7.5" long, top and bottom. Bed is 3/8" polycarbonate, 7 1/2" x 21". The overall length is 22"; overall width is 12 3/4"; overall height is 13". Weight is 26 lbs.; Drive wheel is 10 1/2" diameter stainless steel. The bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Woods used are American black walnut with wenge interlayering. The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press included three etching felts, user's manual and plus a PressGhost memory and USB extension cable for connecting to any computer. A complimentary print from the press test by Bill Ritchie is also included.

Other owners of Frigate Halfwood Presses at the time of this entry are Mandi Ballard, Steven Calabrese, Clyde Downs of NSU, Craig and Marzanne Fullerton, April Gleason, Pamela Hathaway, Cecilia Langer, Lu McBride, John F. W. Rogers, Fox Anthony Spears, Wil Tuthill and Heather Van Wolf. One can click on these names to link to these owners' pages.

Bill Ritchie 's comment: Lionel wrote to me in 2012, expressing interest in a Halfwood. He ordered a Frigate in April, and by June 2nd it was ready to ship. Later he sent me a greeting card with his print on it! A while later, he wrote to say he broke the gear, and could it be fixed? He sent snapshots. With Tom Kughler, we arranged a fix - Tom made a replacement part and I made a video explaining how to fix it and Lionel fixed his press!

Greeting card from Lionel Pailler.

See Lionel's press tested before it was shipped
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