Friday, October 30, 2009

And the mystery item is....

.... an etching press. Carol and Sara did very well with their guesses - you know me well!

At the moment it has a bit of superficial rust from living out in a shed, but it was reconditioned a few years ago and is very solid. All the moving parts operate smoothly and easily, so it's really just in need of a cosmetic clean-up, some oil and grease for lubrication and some new felts and it will be ready to go! So far I've spent just over $400 including transport and I can't believe my luck! I've had an eye out for more than a year and this is the only one that I've seen on offer that wasn't $2000+

By the way, if anyone out there has any advice about caring for this little beauty, I'm all ears.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I'm back - and awaiting a new arrival

Just a quick post to let you all know that I'll be back in posting mode again in the next few days. I want to thank-you all for your patience while I've been off-line.

To keep you guessing about what's been happening, I've posted a photo of the studio where I've been moving things around and clearing some space for a new arrival. What could it be? Any ideas?