Category Archives: papermaking

Table, take 3

This is the third table I’ve built, and it will be the most complex, and the simplest, at the same time. It is designed to be “collapsible” so that I can set it up and take it down every day … Continue reading

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The pressure is mounting

But only because the press is now functioning! I think we called this thing the Armadillo when I was at Carleton, which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense since it has a plastic anteater on it. Then again, the … Continue reading

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It lives!

The Critter is alive again after some quick re-wiring and one very nerve-wracking flip of a switch. This is one big step closer to actual papermaking!

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I am the cardboard queen

In preparation for actually making paper, I am making myself a drying system. It will consist of cardboard-cotton-cardboard “sandwiches,” stacked on top of one another (since I can’t afford to knock down a wall and replace it with a heated … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Tables, part 2

I know, you’ve been waiting with bated breath to see how the other table turned out. Or perhaps not, but I’ve been eager to tell you in any case. The first table was to support my awesome (in the old-fashioned … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Tables, part 1

It’s been a while! I’ve been in the garage, building stuff. What stuff, you ask? Tables! I decided that it would be cheaper (and certainly more fun) to build my own tables to spec than it would be to hunt … Continue reading

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What do 40 pink flamingoes and a kangaroo hide have in common?

They were both hiding in my parents’ garage! We spent a festive New Year’s weekend hauling boxes around and shoving stuff aside so that I’d be able to get The Critter down from the rafters and actually set it up … Continue reading

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