Wood Type Case Dividers

Hello Briar Press,

I thought that I would pick the Collective Brain.

I would like to make partitions for my wood and metal type. I’m taking my type on the road and have found that the line-o-scribe type cases are the best for showing/ teaching and getting people to ‘dis’ it properly. I already have a partition but was wondering if there was either a better way to store type (type face up) or more precise increments that the slots could be cut at, without compromising the structure. I have enclosed pictures to show you what I mean. Many thanks.

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From one of the D.I.Y. superstores, usually B. & Q. or similar, purchase lengths/strips of *Ramin* or other hardwood, upwards of 6 Feet long, x 1/8” thick, x 3/4” high,!

With NO modification to the original case format, cut as many as may be needed, eventually, horizontal and vertical, to slot into the existing ladder racks, and then with a carpenters “Bench Hook* or carpenters *Bench Vice* cut slots for every planned intersection, slots exactly the width of the material, and in every case 50% of the way through, usually with vertical spars facing up, and horizontal spars facing down, (no pins no glue) the whole matrix slotted in to the original case, with the option of modification, Ad Infinitum


IN ESSENCE copying the normal format for standard type case,s takes a little forethought to work out the spacing of the the corresponding slots.?


Having the advantage of a precision Printers power saw, with the calibrated side gauge, can step and repeat, the slots perfectly, for spacing width and depth, helps.

BUT 3 standard *coarse tooth* 12” hacksaw blades in the same frame, 2 with the cut one way and one with the cut the opposite way, provides a virtually perfect 1/8” wide cut, >try it<?????


A carpenters saw, with the teeth *swaged* and set to give a 1/8” cut.!!!!

Good Luck… . Mick.… U.K.

Mick… thank you. For the advice and the luck! Off to B & Q now.