I have to tell you how excited I am! Two weekends ago on my way up to our annual cabin adventure weekend at Matt’s folks place in Cross Lake, we stopped in Saint Cloud and met a guy in a parking lot between a thrift store and a bar and picked up this new friend—a Kelsey letterpress! I know, I have never even touched a letterpress, but for some reason I felt like it was calling to me: “Yo Scoops! I’m up here in Shots Cloud, come and get me!”
Jeff was not super into the idea of me paying a bunch of money for a press that I knew nothing about (rightfully so) so I did a little finagling and added up all my tips floating around my backpack and all of my change sitting around my house and came up with the amount I needed. If you were to use my logic this was really like getting a press for free so therefore the risk involved is minimal, obviously.
So here it is. I bought a Kelsey Excelsior Letterpress 5×8. It’s not fully functioning, yet. I need a chase and rollers and some inks and type to get me going, (and maybe a class or two) but my goal is to have this baby up and running by January 1st
I can’t tell you how amped I am about this. Colz and I are excited to put this to use for The Henhouse Press! This whole “starting your own business” thing has been like being struck by lightning. I feel like I’ve finally figured out what I want to do and now I just have to make it all happen. NO REGRETS.