Lock and Load!

After the type has been set, the next step is to lock it in the chase, an open rectangle of steel. You lock it in by strategically surrounding it with furniture (the larger pieces of wood), reglets (the skinnier pieces of wood), and then tightening it up with the quoins. The quoins are those metal … More Lock and Load!

Antique Furniture

After you put the words, phrases or images together that you want to print, you need to secure it before putting it in your press. The way you do that is to build around it with these wood blocks called “furniture”. ┬áThis cabinet is shaped at an angle with the shortest pieces at the top … More Antique Furniture