A super low-tech egg timer switch for electrolytic etching.
The Main Switch. I use this in correlation with my larger power supply. This was made with a commercial timer switch for vacuum presses. We use one at the frame shop for mounting. I just bought the switch and mounted it into wooden box for the etching station. The top outlet is connected to the … Continue reading The Main Switch
UPDATE: (March 2018) I haven't moved further than this post with this project. Unfortunately, litho has fallen by the way-side due to changes in schedule, focus of my work and the studio, and the decision to limit the physical toll that he studio takes on my body. Being the newest addition, and least practiced element … Continue reading DIY Leather Litho Rollers (Attempt No.1)
I showed off my paper-tearing contraption of at the 2013 Southern Graphics Council conference in Milwaukee, but it just received a new tweak. Something that I am embarrassed to say took me this long to figure out. I switched out the clamps that normally hold the straightedge to drilled holes and wooden pegs. These make … Continue reading Production Paper Tearing (Improved!)
Well, the chiropractic issues have forced my creativity to come up with something that won't seriously upset the pesky little pinched nerve in my neck. Looking around both my and my mister's studio I found inspiration in the wonderfully designed desk lamp. Using what I had on hand (with the exception of the springs) I … Continue reading New Easel
A quick pic of the gorgeous press that will be making her way to my studio soon!
Here is some more for the equipment category! This is my version if a flat file. It's made from 3/4" plywood, 1" PVC, and 1" conduit. That's it. Making the shelves with PVC and conduit made the assembly a little easier as I only had to drill holes instead of having to accurately cut rabbets … Continue reading Homemade Flat File
I will be presenting my demo, The Homemade Printmaker, at this year's Southern Graphics Council conference in Milwaukee. The demo will take place at UW Peck School of the Arts on Thursday March 21st, from 1-4pm in Room 179! Things are moving along we'll, and the crate will be shipped out soon! Stay tune for … Continue reading The Homemade Printmaker
UPDATED: March 2018 The dark room was updated probably not long after this original post. Having a large space and not being able to keep an eye on it all when processing plate was a little disconcerting, so I changed the curtain over to some orange welding screen. (You could even use just yellow screen.) … Continue reading Non-Commital Dark Room
Check out the equipment section for a blurb about how I adapted the traditional method of spitbiting to electro etching.