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Darren Brant
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For my press bed I went down to the local building center and picked up a sheet of 5/8″ particle board laminated front and back with melamine. It just fits on the bed rollers. I think it will wonder side to side when I’m pulling a print, so I may have to…
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Got the bolts for the press bed and motor and assembled the frame of the press. When the press was originally disassembled 25 years ago by the original owner, instead of properly removing the motor wiring they just cut the wire. They cut it in the worst…
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I ran into some problems attaching the main frame to the press base. Sometime during the 25 years the press was disassembled either the frame got bent or the guides on the press base did. Either way the frame was 3mm too small to fit the base. With some…
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I started building my press stand with wooden columns my wife found on kjiji. They had already been cut in half, so I trimmed the ends off to remove a bit of rot and even up the lengths. They might still be a bit long, but I figure I’ll set the press up…
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Moved my press bits into the attic. What I need to do now is build a base for it and cut a piece of plywood for the press bed.
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My New Etching Press

Last weekend I bought myself a slightly used, slightly disassembled Wright Combination press. It is in good shape but missing the scrapper bar for lithography. If I can’t find a replacement part I’ll have to make one. I don’t think this will be a problem…
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Post Eye Operation Practice Drawings.

After my eye operations my vision has been slowly improving. I can focus and see pretty good at arms length. My distance vision is improving as well. I have problems focusing for extended periods of time though. My eye distorts horizontal lines into a…
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Always Document Your Work I was looking for paper to do some monoprints, I opened up one of my sketchbooks and there I found this print. The problem of course is that I have no recollection of creating it – yet  I know I did. I didn’t date it, title it or…
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Size: 305mm x 229mm Media: Graphic Chemical etching ink, 82gsm acid free paper
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