Shop-made veneer/nipping press #1: basic parts

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Blog entry by CJay posted 01-13-2013 09:34 PM 4519 reads 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As i’ve lost all access to the veneer press at college and not being able to afford a vacuum press i’ve been looking at book-binders (or nipping) presses.

...which are still several hundred pounds.

Plan B:- make one.

I have no real plan for this, just a general idea. Here we go.

The top, bottom and press are made out of any sheet material i could find.
Cut it up, stick it back together to make thicker boards and trim to size (400mm x 300mm)

At this point i actually have to spend money. £18 for a shoulder vice thread. Attach this to the bits, and lay them out to see how things are looking.

Next its time to build the frame that’ll keep these bits in place.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#1 posted 01-14-2013 06:09 AM

Looks like it will work just fine. Maybe you can get some ideas from this one that I use all the time for my marquetry.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 01-14-2013 07:33 PM

Thanks Paul.

I did indeed get ideas from yours. It’s what inspired me to make one in the first place.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#3 posted 01-20-2013 06:00 PM

Checking out both of your projects. Paul’s again. Well done in the old tradition.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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