Monday, November 19, 2007

Hot Lead !

Spent all day Saturday casting on the Ludlow for a project. Luckily I had my nephew, Matt, to help me so that I could give my arm a bit of a rest. It was Matt's initiation into the world of letterpress. He loved it! I had to keep prodding him to set the letters in the composing stick. He kept looking at the machine to figure out how it worked! He was amazed at the mechanical complexity and ingenuity of the casting machines and presses.
I think I have another convert!
Thank you for your help Matt!

Hot lead and a melting Pig.

My assistant, Matt.

Mats about to be cast in lead on the Ludlow.

Composing the mats to be cast.

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