This site is a little project that began a few years back. It's purpose is to provide information to Intaglio printmakers wishing to build their own Etching Press. Here you will find info and plans for building your press. The link above Gallery of presses built By Others will show you some examples of what you can accomplish with these plans and a little willpower
The plans provide all the details needed to build three different types of presses, a hand operated chain drive, a hand operated gear driven one for the purist and a motor driven one for the lazy.
The only work you will have to do, is build a bench for it and bolt the pieces together. A machine shop will fabricate a few of the parts for you the rest of the parts can be purchased from a Gear Supply Company.