I have just won an old Fly Press on ebay for BARGAIN : ) but now
I’m faced with getting it to my house. I have a few questions and
wonder if someone with knowledge of these things would mind offering
me a little advice.
How many men will it take to lift it? Its approx 3cwt… but being a
metric girl I don’t really have any concept of what this means!
Do I need a van to move it in or will my car boot do it? (I have
measured and my car boot is physically big enough and I will be
travelling about 12 miles on decent 30 - 60 miles an hour roads)
My workshop is in my upstairs spare room, is it safe to use
something this heavy in an upstairs room on a wooden floor or is it
necessary that I find somewhere downstairs on the concrete floor for
on a more creative note…
Are all die cutters for fly presses suitable for cutting through 1mm
thick silver or do I need ones that are a certain type?
If I use PnP etched metal can I stamp it into silver sucessfully
and get a ‘negative’ image? If so what type of metal would I be best
Thankyou in advance for any replies. I have only discovered orchid
quite recently but I’m glued and hope that as my experience develops
I can give as much as I receive.