I have a sort of homemade hydraulic press. I looked into buying the
gauge and hydraulic jack separately, but the prices I founded added
up to basically the same as the Bonny Doon Jack, so I bought that
rather than risk ruining the jack while trying to install the gauge.
My frame is a welded one that a local college had made up – they
did up a bunch of them and sold them to students. It’s made from
steel stock that looks like small I-beams.
I wanted to be able to use all the great Bonny Doon accessories, so
I had made steel platens just like the ones on the Bonny Doon press,
with the holes in the same place.
The one in the Susan Kinglsey book, I would not use in a classroom
setting, but I would be willing to use at home.
Chicago area, Illinois, USA
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
Studio 925; established 1992