Lying Press, Plough & TubCan be purchased separately

The members of the Lying Press are of quarter sawn laminated Tasmanian Oak for greater strength. 

The wooden screws I use on the press are 2 ¾ inch (69.85mm) diameter and have 2 T.P.I. The press comes complete with a ¾ inch (19.05mm) brass tightening bar.

Lying Press with Plough & Tub


Large: 650mm between screws.

Small: 500mm between screws

Please state your desired size when ordering

Bookbinding Plough

The Ploughwith easy removable knife for sharpening

This knife is tool steel with 15% tungsten for a longer cutting life. The part of the Plough blade that does the cutting of the paper is well rounded and leaves the book edge smooth and polished.

You will find on examining the cutting edge that this has been ground hollow and should be reground after a lot of honing. The blade should best be taken to a reputable saw service or joinery works willing to take on the small job of grinding the blade for you.