Lead Graffiti is starting an effort to produce a wooden “Common” press made out of the correct materials. The main issue is the larger wood pieces used for such presses during the 1700s were made from Elm and you can’t just go the lumber yard and buy a 6″ x 8″ x 7′ board in Elm. We’ve found a source for elm trees that will be cut down over the next several years. We’ve been looking for a sawmill that can cut big boards. I think we found one just south of Chestertown, Maryland.

These boards weren’t even the biggest ones. Wanna see Mike Kaylor with a couple of the short, big ones?