Beginner's Guide - The Vacuum Press & Veneering #5: Video Episode 3

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Blog entry by David posted 06-07-2007 07:16 PM 3281 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This episode completes the tape-up process for my first panel. More to come – I am trying to keep the clips short for easy uploading. Just a quick teaser . . . the panel turned out great.

If I can do this anyone can!

Thanks to Neil Lamens at Furnitology Productions and


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#1 posted 06-07-2007 09:33 PM

Awesome! Thanks for this tutorial. Now I know who to call when the sun is still shining at 3am and I can’t sleep and have to fiddle in the shop. Thanks for your efforts in producing, directing, starring in and editing this piece. The Lumberjocks Video Podcast Movement!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 06-08-2007 12:09 AM

Hey David…............all 3 – excellent man!!!!!! Can’t wait to see how you use the press on creating your panels. Whole new building process to a whole new woodworking world.

Your on going dialog that lead to …...”if I can do anybody can do”...was funny. I like how you presented everything visually…...... very thorough!!!!

Have a couple questions on the vacuum: Not sure I understand, did you purchase the entire system as a kit or did you select what you wanted; then purchased each part to your system seperately??? ..............also You mentioned continuous run, does that mean the unit reach’s a pressure and turns off, then on when pressure declines or does the unit run all the time?

Last question….......Did you try that fabric cutter you mentioned?????


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#3 posted 06-08-2007 12:23 AM

Tom -

The LumberJocks Podcast Movement continues . . . ! Thanks!

Neil -

Thanks for the kind comments! Also, thank you so much for the inspiration. This is going to be a lot of fun. My head is reeling with the possibilities!

Answers to questions:

I purchased individual items. The pump is heavy duty rated for continuous running during the vacuum press process. It does not cycle on & off during the process. I ran the pump for 2 1/2 hours which was the published set time for the glue.

I got going with the veneer saw and did not have a chance to use the fabric cutter. Will try that next time!


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#4 posted 06-08-2007 08:56 AM

I really dig you intro and ending music. Thanks for trying to teach us how this is done.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 06-12-2007 02:55 PM

Thank you for another great video.

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#6 posted 04-07-2008 02:49 PM

Hi Mike,

I am still following this series. So far this seems to be fairly straight forward and you are taking a lot of the mystery out of the process.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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