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Old 01-09-2013, 06:36 PM
alsmouse alsmouse is offline
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Location: oregon
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I use the hard form press because we go into the backwoods & mountains in an off-road vehicle so a phone book might get tossed around. It can take a beating, keep the plants flat & will take the fern fronds & branches I like to use. It also is very absorbent & will press the mosses, lichens & odd shaped fruits, seeds that I find for good identifying when we get back home. Phone books have their place but when I am trying to get larger specimens the larger, sturdier press handles my needs.
My Dad made me both of them & I figure that each press cost no more than $10 each & most of that was for the bolts & wing nuts.
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