Lying press and plough.  My father and I constructed this piece based, loosely, on plans shown in Manly Banister's book The Craft of Bookbinding.  Works as well as any professional press I've 
used and construction cost came in somewhere around $50.00 
(not including time and labor)


A circa 1895 Reliance guillotine made in Chicago.

A standing press my father and I made out of an old barrel press. Platen size, 25 x 22 inches with a throat of 32 inches. I use a cut off floor jack to take up space to the bed when there are only a few books being pressed. 

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