In the press room of San Damiano Friary and ready to be reassembled with fly wheel, drive shaft, ink plate, throw-off, motor, etc. Br. Jude is an horologist and skilled clock maker as well as printer, so Pax et Bonum Press shares space with the watch and clock maker’s tools.
The Salkinville Horror seen during its descent; partner Arlie below getting ready to bail fast if the cable breaks.
The press is now in place and it has been determined there will be about 4” total clearance between the doorposts, so positioning the press now is very necessary to the success of the enterprise. The descent is 33% down, so it was to be lowered by a winch from the forklift. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough room for the forklift between the press and the permanent planter boxes (behind the camera), so chains and two “come-alongs” had to be attached to the bed of the truck; then we ran out of cable on the “come-alongs” with 18” still to go, so with the press now near the bottom of the ramp, the forklift was put into place and a chain attached in place of the “come-alongs” and it was lowered the remaining 18” to the floor. the middle wheels of the skates are larger than the outer wheels, so they can be manipulated fairly easily by hand. Ted Salkin on the left, master of the show, and Br. Juniper, strong man of the Friary, on the right.