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  • sitn commented on bangnhipham's instructable Book Press From Scratch1 month ago
    Book Press From Scratch

    Great tool. When a kid inTexas at my dad's print shop we used the same idea. The boards (top and bottom ones) had eye hooks on them. Jack chain was used in place of the pipes. You could adjust the length for the thickness of the stack of paper, and twist wing nuts at the top to tighten the chain up. We scored the stack of paper and applied a coating of padding compound (glue). Let that dry and then add another layer of padding compound. While the last coat is still wet, we applied a piece of cheese cloth. Pressed it on evenly, and let dry. If we needed to another coat of glue was added. This made a good pad or book. By the way. If you place a piece of folded paper on the board so it covers the edge of the boards,(top and bottom ones), the paper pads will not be stuck to the boards. Then...see more »Great tool. When a kid inTexas at my dad's print shop we used the same idea. The boards (top and bottom ones) had eye hooks on them. Jack chain was used in place of the pipes. You could adjust the length for the thickness of the stack of paper, and twist wing nuts at the top to tighten the chain up. We scored the stack of paper and applied a coating of padding compound (glue). Let that dry and then add another layer of padding compound. While the last coat is still wet, we applied a piece of cheese cloth. Pressed it on evenly, and let dry. If we needed to another coat of glue was added. This made a good pad or book. By the way. If you place a piece of folded paper on the board so it covers the edge of the boards,(top and bottom ones), the paper pads will not be stuck to the boards. Then we cut the pads off with a knife. Hope this helps.

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  • sitn commented on dosman33's instructable The Amazing Gin Pole Lifter!5 months ago
    The Amazing Gin Pole Lifter!

    I used to install towers when I was younger. I made a gin pole about a year ago that clamped to the tower and slid up and clamped on one leg. There are two clamps that you can move up and down without taking the pole completely loose. My pole is made from electrical conduit, and is not as heavy. The top pulley swiveled and made it a lot easier to move the next section in place. Your idea is fine and seems to be able to work well.

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