On Friday we spent all day travelling and loading and unloading beautiful letterpress trays, type and cabinet that Fiona had purchased -n a 'town' about 2 hours drive away.
|©2016 Barry Smith - Gorgeous heavy cast-iron book press|
I spent a bit of time sanding and oiling Fiona's 'new' type cabinet. As you can see the cabinet was very dirty; but is now clean without removing the marks etc that are the history of the piece - it is very old. Fiona has spent much of the weekend sorting type and putting the trays back into the cabinet - she has a veritable treasure trove of type now.
|©2016 Barry Smith - Type cabinet - seen cleaner days.|
|©2016 Barry Smith - Type cabinet looking a little more loved|
|©2016 Barry Smith - Baby orchids ready to take their chance on the block.|
|©2016 Barry Smith - Dried 601mvr coffee beans ready for husking - last year's crop|
|©2016 Barry Smith - Once through the hand operated husker|
|©2016 Barry Smith - After a couple more rubbings and winnowings|
|©2016 Barry Smith - The Husks - lovely texture and colour|