Shop-made veneer/nipping press

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Blog series by CJay updated 01-20-2013 12:43 PM 3 parts 10254 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: basic parts

01-13-2013 09:34 PM by CJay | 3 comments »

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 act...

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Part 2: Assembly

01-16-2013 08:23 PM by CJay | 2 comments »

Time for the joinery Tennons done on the table saw Mortices done with a drill and a chisel (yes i am working in the kitchen. It’s winter here and my workshop has no heating) Parts ready for assembly, Top and bottom all ready part assembled. Test run. All glued up. In this case epoxy, strength is needed. Holes have been drilled to take screws so no need for clamps. These’ll be pluged when it dried.The up and down bit is too tight and will ne...

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Part 3: Finishing off

01-20-2013 12:43 PM by CJay | 1 comment »

Mdf plates to protect the faces of the press, they should also make getting stuff into the press easier. Plugged cleaned up (a bit) and oiled. All finished and ready for use.

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