Re: replacement bed for etching press...
Hey, Thanks for the quick replies!!
I thought when I signed on here I would be encountering strangers but I see fellow Baren forumers! Small world, indeed!!
Impatient me, I ran out today and bought some MDF for my smaller press and am about to try it out. It fit right in but I noticed that the little trick where I can make the pressure a certain way so that the blankets move and not the bed isn't working with the MDF. Having formica covering would solve that problem, I guess. I also did a really crazy thing with my sagging-in-the-middle metal bed. I saw some varnish that had spilled on the basement floor and I thought maybe if I had the bed really level I could pour varnish in and if it self levelled it would fill up the sagging area. I still think it's a good idea but I had some problems when I moved the bed before it was dry and got some sort of waves. It's still drying. Maybe it'll be better than it was.