New Brake for my Golding Jobber

My Golding Jobber No. 8 letterpress came without a brake pad, so I’d been running it without brakes since I started using it, which made for the awkward need to slow down the flywheel with the palm of my hand. I resolved to solve this problem yesterday: I bought a $6 piece of leather from Michaels (Tandy brand!), cut down a piece of wooden furniture to fit the brake pad holder, and affixed the leather to the wood. Here’s the result:

Golding Jobber No. 8 Brake Pad

And here’s the result in action:


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