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Blog entry by Davesfunwoodworking posted 10-17-2007 09:12 AM 2487 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was wondering if any one has any plans on a home made vacum press. I also am wondering if a vacum pump for air conditioning would work? Can any one help me. Can any one tell me if they all work the same? I would like to build one but Iam not sure how. Any help would be great. Thanks Dave.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#1 posted 10-17-2007 12:16 PM

Try for a bunch of ideas

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#2 posted 10-17-2007 04:11 PM

There is also David’s video series on veneering….

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Dan Lyke

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#3 posted 10-17-2007 04:29 PM

I’ve seen folks talk about using the compressor pump out of a refrigerator as a vacuum pump, so anything that draws a vacuum should work. I second the suggestion.

The main issue with veneering (once you get the bag issues worked out) is just drawing out a sufficient volume. You don’t need as much of a vacuum as you do with, say, sealing food, but for a big bag you need to draw out a lot of air relatively fast. That seems to be the only limitation on which pump you use.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#4 posted 10-17-2007 07:27 PM

I second joewoodworker. Lots of info there. He will show you how to build one using either a vacuum pump or your compressor with a venturi. Also check his companion site for parts.


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#5 posted 10-23-2007 02:33 PM

Yep, another vote for joewoodworker. I built the vacuum venturi system used with a compressor. No regrets.vacuum press

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 10-26-2007 06:03 AM

I never make anything like that myself. I just want to pay the money and have a warranty because I use my tools as a business.

I have an electric vacuum pump from VacuPress Systems. They are great to deal with for the pumps, bags, and other supplies. They have some really good videos you should get.

I understand a lot of guys want to make their own tools and that is OK too. I had the cover off of my vacuum pump and my brother and I were looking at it. It sure resembles the pump he has for drawing down A/C units.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 02-02-2008 04:26 AM

Hi Check out my projects ther is one I made. can detail how i made it if you want. works great, other vaccums or vacuum motoers work well too.

-- Marty Ohio

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#8 posted 02-02-2008 11:23 AM

Another vote for It is a pretty complete site.

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