Letterpress v1.2

Manager: Kim
Team: Bob
Premise: Portable low cost letterpress.

Project Goals and Summary: 

Letterpress v.1.2 project is complete and free for anyone to play with. It has travelled to Maker Faire KC, Prom, and Abby and Nate used it to make their wedding invitations.

Project Progress and Details:

For those who want to use it there are a few quirks to follow. One is when letting out the pressure to not let it out all the way. That is, only let up enough so you can slip out the plate. Letting all the pressure out makes the jack leak and shortens its life. Second is to make sure you completely clean and dry the plates after use. There is an orange bucket that has extra 100% cotton paper, plates, ink and cleaning supplies. If you have any questions about operation just drop me a line and I can give a short lesson.

Letterpress v.2 will be coming when the current one needs to be retired to the great garage in the sky. New version will have casters for portability, narrow drawers to store materials, and a folding table built in to allow printing without the need of any external table.

Storage or Location:  Currently residing on the table in the assembly area next to member storage.

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Agenda

Today

  1. Wreath Making
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Workshop on making seasonal wreaths using natural and found materials. You may supplement with store bought materials if you bring them.

      Class size limit 14 people or I will need helpers to bring all the material.
      Bring your own wreath frame, this style recomended https://www.google.com/shopping/product/11713777082107575278

      Other stuff you might want to bring:
      - gloves to protect your fingers from being poked and sappy
      - hand pruners, wire cutters, thin wire or twist ties
      - decorative seeds, berries, pine cones
      - ribbons
      - lunch/snacks/drinks to share
      - an empty car trunk to bring home your wreath

      I will supply:
      - Evergreen foliage from a few different species
      - some seeds and berries for decoration
      - pine cones if I find any
      - some prunners, wire, and wire cutters

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Tomorrow

  1. Hack Something!

Tuesday, November 21st

  1. Hacksgiving
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 07:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor
    • Arch Reactor will provide a meat/main dish. Everyone is encouraged to bring a side dish and a project to hack on.

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Friday, November 24th

  1. 3D Printer Meetup

Sunday, November 26th

  1. Hack Something!