Book Press, Chapter 2

Progress on the book press has stopped.

My original design didn’t work with the wood I was using. I used the same cypress I use for my books. It’s the same stuff I buy from the hardware store, and it splits a lot. My design called for two big dove tail joints to connect the┬ámain cross beam at the top to the uprights at the side. Appart from my joinery being sloppy, the wood split and the join just won’t hold.

Now I need a plan B.