Overview and Demo with Lou
Letterpress Lingo - Reglets, furniture and quoins
Geeky fact - Leading (line spacing) is pronounced led-hing not lee-ding!
The strips of lead are where the term 'leading' describing the distance of line spacing comes from. I'd always assumed it was pronounced lee-ding as 'in leading the way', but no it's led-hing as in 'lead piping'.
Once done, we slide the composed text off the stick onto a metal tray called a galley. We then tightly packed out the empty space with wooden spacers called furniture. Smaller slivers of wood are called reglets and finally we use a quoin which is an expanding wedge to lock into place.