Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Gordon Press


A year ago or so I bought a gordon press from a man in Michigan for $50. Quite the deal if I can get it to work. The rollers need to be recast, there is a large crack to be brazed, and the entire thing is completely rusted. It will have to be sandblasted and then primed before the cast iron starts to rust all over again. Iron oxidizes quicker than many metals. Then it will have to be repaired and painted. I have a lot of work ahead of me. And moving something that weighs over 300 pounds isn't exactly easy. It can be disassembled but putting a thing like this back together becomes a bit of a puzzle. I can see it now... "and where does the pin thingy go?"