Friday, February 25, 2011

You load sixteen tons, what do you get?

According to Tennessee Ernie Ford and Johnny Cash, you'd get one day older and deeper in debt. But in my case, I got a new press and lots of new type!

We picked her up on Tuesday and unloaded everything Wednesday night. I've spent the last few days reorganizing my studio (as much as possible with a sleeping bear attached to my chest) to make room for everything.

For now she's sitting in the main part of our workshop. I need to clean off many layers of grease and dust before she moves into her new home.

C&P Old style 8x10

I also need to talk to my friend who does pinstriping to find out the best way to preserve what's left of the original gold pinstriping.

C&P Old style 8x10 flywheel

C&P Old style 8x10

I also got two metal type cabinets. These will replace the two wood ones I have, which are in pretty poor condition. Right now they are a gross olive green. I'd like to repaint them before I move them into their new home, but I'm not sure that will happen with everything else I have to do.

New type cabinets for

Among the "everything else" I have to do is sorting and cleaning all the new type I got. Most of it is very large (and heavy), and I can't wait to print some samples and figure out what to do with it all. I haven't counted yet, but I think this new type brings my collection of fonts to somewhere around 50!

New type

New type

I guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend!


  1. imediately had me go into th refrain..."another day older and deeper in debt..."

    And am having a hard time shaking that dayum song all day.

    that said...gorgeous piece of workable art. I can feel your smile from here!

  2. How exciting! I can just imagine your brain is in overdrive as you plan out lots of beautiful new designs.

  3. She's a beaut ! Congratulations!


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