Ted Abbey wrote:..you have more pallets than money!
Steve Zoma wrote: ... I did find a perfect bind binding machine, and really wanted to copy the design and make my own binding machine, but aspects of it I just could not think on how to build homemade. Against my generally build-it-myself mentality, I bought it off Ebay, and am reasonably happy. It cost $650, and while it can crank out 250 books per hour, and makes great books, it came with several parts missing. I scrounged around and made it work, but it was a very good purchase, I think. Simple, but glues and applies a cover, making it really fast.
Steve Zoma wrote:
Jane, I dislike the subscription based photoshop app too so I use PaintshopPro
It is only $80 for a one time purchase and does everything Photoshop does
For a book cover I will often graft 5 pictures or so into one, then use MS Word. They print out well using them.
Vera Stewart wrote:What an amazing answer, thank you very much! All of this helps.
I am going to re-think the "supplying self" idea and probably add in a couple of scenes where he stops and gets water and feed from people along the way. Perhaps there will be a bit of conflict if someone decides they don't want to help...
And a scene where someone with a lighter, faster horse passes by, and...
Well, just thankyou again!
Vera Stewart wrote:I just typed this question out for one of my writing groups to maybe answer, and then I looked at my open tabs and said "duh! This is a perfect question for permies!"
1 Hero will travel to X within two or possibly three days. He is on a rescue mission, and quite motivated to get there with speed, however, he has absolutely no interest in causing long term harm to his horses.
2 Hero is in his early to mid twenties so does not yet have huge amounts of experience, but he is very comfortable with his horses and treats them as well as he knows how.
3 His horses are draft horses. They are working horses, they plow fields, and haul timber out of the woods in the winter. They are in pretty great shape, considering it's winter, and he is too. He has two horses. (I haven't decided if they are Percheron, Clydesdale or if I'll pick a more "rare" horse breed to highlight yet)
4 It is winter and it's Canada. There is snow.
5 He has a sled. He will be carrying himself, and perhaps a friend, plus a few supplies such that they hope they can support themselves for a week to ten days or so.
6 If he decides to travel to X in the early afternoon of day one, and leaves almost right away, and if there is a snowstorm day two, and he arrives at X before (or perhaps a little after) nightfall on day three, how far can he travel in that time? History dictates a fairly heavy snowstorm.
7 Along the way to X, he encounters others travelling to help out at X, and they form a bit of a convoy. Sometimes he leads and sometimes he's following. I suspect this will allow them to go a bit faster?
If anyone can help provide a rough estimate on a credible distance that can be covered under these circumstances, I would be very grateful! Thank you!