WARNING! This post is a monster. Grab a cup of tea before proceeding any further.
It's been a while since I posted anything about my favourite Progressive Metal band. I'm still waiting for them to finish their first bloody album! It's going to be a doozy I reckon! Their recent visit to Ireland looks to have been a lot of fun. I'd love to see the guys live. One day!
Anyway. I found Thomas Cochran's soundcloud empire the other day and discovered this mix of Facing Creation with added trumpets! I know! I'll leave it here. It will get you in the mood for reading my post...
I bought a Veritas shoulder vice from Axminster Tools and it's turned out to even better than I thought it might have been.
The sticker on the box is written in American, but I think you'll be able to figure it out ;-)
Shoulder-vise Screw: For a traditional Scandinavian-style "L" Shaped Shoulder Vise. (Part no 70G01.51)I see that it made in the Czech Republic and distributed in Canada. This vice has literally been around the world and I love it!
If I thought that hole for the vice-bolt was some sort of wormhole of deceit then I was horribly mistaken...
This is a wormhole of deceit :-)
(Do you see what I did there?)
This is what the fitted bolt looks like from the top.
Unfortunately I don't have a drill bit big enough to cut this hole so I ended up drilling several and filing it to size.
Bloody hell, it was tricky, but I got there in the end.
This video has just been created. I glued and waxed the press today, and here it is going up and down... up and down. I just couldn't resist having a go with it tonight...
I experimented with different papers and pressure. It was a bit of a mixed bag I'm afraid. I think that there is more to learn here about technique.
Here's probably the best of the lot. It's almost the right amount of ink, printed on crappy printer paper. I like the grain, but it's a shame that I'm getting blotches here and there. I guess it adds to the vintage feel. I'll be back!
Right - that's the end! Promise!