11982Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: C + P in Classroom
- Aug 10, 2010In 30+ years of working with these two presses, I have never "fought" with the platen guards. They clear the platen very quickly after impression, well before the platen is fully open for feed/delivery, and don't start to lift until the platen starts to rotate for impression.The very few times I have come in contact with the platen guard during feeding, I would have to say it's a automatic and instinctive reaction to just pull your hand back away from the press at the slightest little touch of the guard at the bottom of your wrist.... I don't think I would ever operate a hand fed press without one, personally....- Lance WilliamsWilliams Stationery Co.Camden, New YorkAPA #785----- Original Message -----From: Scott RubelSent: 8/10/2010 1:15:12 PMSubject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: C + P in ClassroomThose are great shots. Reminds me of the ones I pulled off and sold on e-bay years ago.I have seen another method of protecting students' hands. Put an eye bold in the ceiling and run a rope with a loop in it. It's good if there is a spring involved, too. Make the student feed the press with the feed hand through the loop and make sure it's just long enough to keep a hand from diving into the danger zone. Of course nobody will like to work this way, but it seems a little less annoying than fighting with the guard pushing your hand up.--ScottOn Aug 10, 2010, at 10:07 AM, Lance Williams wrote:The only other safety item is a platen guard. But, I don't know where you would get one today except off a scrapped press ( or possibly Dave Churchman in Indianapolis??) I posted pictures of the platen guards on both our 8x12 NS and our 10x15 Craftsman to the photos section of the PPLetterpress Yahoo group a few years ago. Link here:- Lance WilliamsWilliams Stationery Co.Camden, New YorkAPA #785----- Original Message -----From: rebecca childersSent: 8/10/2010 12:57:33 PMSubject: [PPLetterpress] Re: C + P in Classroom
There is a flywheel guard in place covering both the flywheel and gears. We haven't moved it yet, but we did rewire the motor to test everything. The motor works, but needs refurbished � is there something we should have done to it, regardless of whether we keep it or sell it, to improve safety? Thank you all for your generous advice, links, and information! This discussion has been valuable.
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