THIS, my dear friends, is a homemade printing press. YEP! Homemade. And epic. Made by none other than my sweet redhead himself, I hereby present to you (as I have christened her), The Empress.
They technically call it a Bottle Jack Press (instructions found here) due to using that hefty 6 ton hydraulic bottle jack to apply a CRAPLOAD of pressure to whatever is lucky enough to get sandwiched between those 2 lovely pieces of birch plywood.
Yep, that's a whole lotta sexy right there. And I don't mean the press ;). A real man spends a whole day of his weekend building a printing press for his wife in the middle of winter in a 55 degree basement :D
Everyone, The Empress.
The Empress, everyone.
I know we're gonna love having her around :)