I recently bought an antique Baltimore Sigwalt Number 10 letterpress / printing press off Ebay.
It wasn’t in a very good condition, so I opted to restore it.
It was pretty rusted, but I restored it by soaking it in a vinegar bath and repainting with primer and enamel.
I couldn’t find any cheap rollers, so I opted to make my own.
The roller is McMaster Carr high-temp silicone rubber, with 3d printed trucks.
The rollers were chosen because they were cheap and had a inner diameter that fit the stock rod.
The base is made of walnut.
For the lead type itself, I am using size 10 point Bembo made by Pat Reagh.
The chase is pretty small, but I am using it to print business cards for my Etsy store.
I’m planning to use it to make a comic or zine someday.