Looks like someone has a lot spare time and that someone is me. Yesterday I’ve spent an hour and a half wrapping handles of my newly made lying press with a rope. I know, I know, usually you can see something like wooden handles. But I don’t have a lathe in my workshop (yet). I had some old handles made with bare steel nuts and I thought: why don’t give that idea a chance?
But, first things first. I finally made myself a proper lying press. I mean the press that can be tightened with handles. Not with wing nuts or the ordinary steel nuts and pliers. For many years I’ve been using presses that needed some additional tools to be tightened both at my workshop and bookbinding classes I teach. I even sold them several times.