Here’s the story: Two years ago I attended a course at Haystack.
While there I was introduced to the book of handouts published by
Fred Woell. At one time the Haystack bookstore sold this book but not
I made a copy of the instructions for how to make your own hydraulic
press. After keeping the instructions safe for two years I handed
them to my husband asking that he pick up the needed pieces at the
metal shop in the Big City…You can see where this is going…
He got all the metal I needed cut to length and neatly packed in a
box then promptly lost the only instructions I had for assembly.
Divorce was discussed.
Some time ago I wrote Mr. Woell in Maine but I have not heard from
him. I would really, really like to get my press made. Does anyone
know where his book is available? Or is there a used copy taking up
space on someone’s bookshelf? Any direction on where to look next
would be greatly appreciated.
My husband would also be most grateful for any help in locating a
source for these instructions.
Just one piece of paper away from having her very own hydraulic
Practical, Inexpensive, Hydraulic Pressing and Die Forming for the
by Marc David Paisin