It’s been an exciting week here at the Foundry. Our Kickstarter project to restore the Orphan Annie Sorts Caster got off to a great start – with 80% of our goal pledged during the first week. We still have a way to go, but the interest in the project has been heartening!
Thanks to our volunteers and the IBM Community Grant we received last quarter, we continue to make progress creating the power, cooling and ventilation systems required to run the Orphan Annie and other casting equipment. Our approach is actively preserving one of the best aspects of the journeyman’s print shop: the scrappy, innovative use and reuse of materials to solve those problems that are unique to “this specific machine in this specific place at this specific time.” Our solutions include using a vent fan that Chris Stern acquired, but didn’t use at his Foundry, and building the exterior vent hood using old offset printing plates for the water proofing.
Take a look: