VACUUM PRESS BAG STORAGE CONTAINER
I recently was inspired to start veneering using the vacuum press by Neil Lamens at Furnitology Productions. If you haven’t had a chance to check out his website and video blog, it is really worthwhile to pay a visit sometime. He is currently finishing a contemporary veneered ash lingerie chest. I have been fascinated by this series. He has really focused on design elements and shop efficiency. His two episodes ( Episode 6 - Part 1 and Episode 6 - Part 2 ) on veneering sparked my desire to how to veneer. I plan on using this method to make my own dimensionally stable panels for my quilt chest series. I am excited about this because I will have the opportunity to incorporate some interesting species in my frame and panel construction.
Neil Lamens is a welcome new addition to the LumberJock community! ( update – thanks Wayne! )
This series will journal my experiences as I learn how to veneer. I am not an expert. I am sharing this series as a novice in the learning process. I know there are some very skilled woodworkers on LumberJocks that have a lot of experience with the vacuum press and veneering. It is my hope that they weigh in heavily during this series and that this will be a good reference for those considering the vacuum press and veneering.
I ordered my press and supplies from JoeWoodworker – if you are interested in veneering this site is a must!
My press just arrived and I will go thru what I ordered and how to put it together in up coming entries. One of the first things I did was make a storage container for my bag so it will not get damaged.
I used a 4 inch poly drain pipe and end caps to make this container. My goal was to protect the bag, valve and end clamp.