In the never ending saga of my C&P Craftsman letterpress, I have finished most of the work that I can on the press. To recap briefly, I bought the press last year from a nearby newspaper office that was being scrapped. I have since, removed the automated feeder mechanism, repaired a broken casting, and cleaned and painted the press.
Since the last update here, I have constructed a delivery table from maple. When the automated feeder was removed, I was left with no place to stack printed work. I also wanted to be able to have a little shelf for storage. I combined these to ideas and am very pleased with the result. I have yet to seal the wood with polyurethane, but that is coming in the immediate future.
Soon, the press will move to it's final location and be wired to run with a motor. Until then, I have fixed up a solution that doesn't include any electricity. This decision was made out of a desire to use the press more than some moral objection to modern convenience. It is quite a workout, and not something I plan on using forever.
All that remains is locking up a print and making some prints.