Monday, June 27, 2011
The smell was tempting the taste divine. IngSong loved to cook for us during his stay with us as a WWOOFer. He was very kind and didn't sprinkle the Thai spices too liberally on our meal. The prawn cutlets were very wonderful and we have already bought some prawn meat from Davis Trading to cook some more. Allison poses with the chef.
IngSong was very careful in assembling the A4 relief printing presses. The final step was quality control where the presses were inspected for blemishes and handpainted where required.
The edges of the buckram bookcloth are being glued with CVA (book binding glue that has more tack than PVA and dries more slowly than PVA.) The gluing action is a striking one rather than a painting stroke! The 5 section book that Marci completed in yellow buckram was a very nice job.
100 years of wear and tear has taken its toll on the important workshop where John designs and builds the A4 relief printing press and other projects. Both borer and dry rot are playing havoc. Dave White gets stuck into the repair for the homeprint tool shed. Dave is removing the double doors in preparation for repair to the frame work and screwing a plywood skin over the walls.