TOOLS OF THE TRADE: furniture
QUESTION #1: What is furniture?
ANSWER #1: Furniture, collectively, basically is a bunch of blocks.
QUESTION #2: What are they made out of?
ANSWER #2: They are commonly made out of metal or wood, but blocks made from polymer are available somewhere out there in the world too.
QUESTION #3: What is furniture used for?
ANSWER #3: Furniture is used in conjunction with reglets, quoins, slugs and other spacers like quads, brasses and coppers to lock a forme into a chase to put on the press in order to print.
QUESTION #4: Huh? What are you talking about?
ANSWER #4: Nevermind. We can talk about all of that stuff later.
QUESTION #5: Do you have any suggestions for people who want to try using furniture for the first time?
ANSWER #5: Furniture is fun to play with, like Tetris. Playing Tetris is good practice for using furniture. Thank goodness for video games! Before you begin using furniture, go play Tetris for several hours or better yet, go play for a few days, or even better than that, play Tetris for a full week. If you don’t have Tetris, then another great way to prepare is to rearrange all of the furniture in your house or apartment, or reorganize your garage. After you finish spring cleaning, using furniture to lock up type will seem like a piece of cake! Cake. Are we done yet? Let’s go get some cake.