VACUUM PRESS BAG STORAGE CONTAINERI 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 ...
I have an old canister household vacuum that refuses to die, so I use it with allot of my hand held power tools, specifically my ROS, biscuit joiner, pocket hole jig, and a small belt sander. In the past to connect my tool of choice to the vacuum I would always jimmy rig something up with duct tape or just hold the hose on the dust collection fitting..not good. I went to Home Depot one day to look around in the plumbing section for a solution, and I found this…a 1” to 3/4” c...
The thermoplastic handle scales on my folk’s Wüstof knife broke, and I thought I’d replace it with some wood scales. I had some offcuts of claro walnut that were the right size, but I wanted to make sure that the new walnut scales would hold up to kitchen use. I did a little research in some knife-making web sites and forums and learned a bit about wood stabilization, where you impregnate wood with some material (epoxy, resin, etc.) to harden it and make it more durable. Some h...
Since it may be another 2 years before I finish this, I can’t really post it as a project, so it’s going here.I’ve been using my Joe Woodworker vacuum bag and press for about 10 years on and off, and have done a lot of veneering with it. (See my kitchen in my Projects). But I’ve always wanted to build a frame press, to make it easier to do larger parts, and make sure my veneered panels were flat.At the same time, I’ve also always wanted an assembly table, as I t...
Vacuum splitter and a ‘dust can’this one is for Dan / Maveric. Yes the dust goes to Dan this blog is dedicated to him and his recovery… Why? Because Dan just had a terrible time and this might have some roots in the dust from the shop! I personally sometimes sneeze and cough when I am done with sanding and I have had my thoughts on this for a while.My Vacuum is a shop vacuum, but just a standard one from Atlas copco and I used simple 50 mm 2 inch plumbing to distribute it s...
For those who already have one of these, you’ll understand my enthusiasm. For those who don’t, get busy building one. I don’t have a dust collection system, just a 16 gallon shop vac. I’ve been looking at these for months now. I finally got a barrel from work and started building. After cutting the first baffle too small, I got the second one right. I wasn’t expecting it to work as good as it does, but, boy am I happy with the results. When I first turned it o...
This is (again) my homemade vacuum cyclone system. I added this to my blog but the video was in spanish. Now I have decided to have the english version, so … excuse my poor english :) It consits of two empty paint buckets and some vacuum hoses. Most of the sawdust and particles stay in the buckets and only a little portion of the fine dust goes to the vacuum bag. Keeping the vacuum bag empty, means that you can use the same bag for months without having to buy them, and also...
Below is my basic primer on veneering and the vacuum press. There is a lot of information available. This is the basic set that I have been studying. PRINT RESOURCES Purchased from JoeWoodworker.com From my FWW library – available online at FWW From my FWW library – available online at FFW From my FWW library – available online at FWW ONLINE RESOURCES Neil Lamens Furnitology Funitology Veneering Episodes: Episode 6 - Part 1 Episode 6 ...
Well it’s been a weekend, not a lot of work done, but enough to make you think that you’ve accomplished something. Two screw-up’s, two corrections, one modification. Only had to recut two pieces of wood, not too major. Could have been a lot worse, and re-planed 6 boards that were too thick.I left off with the making of the lower case for the Buffet / Hutch. I stated that I needed to do some veneering and also some engineering for the mid drawer slides. I’ve done the veneering and done no ...
I just posted some images of my shop made vacuum system in the project gallery. It was suggested I start a blog on its construction – so here we go. I followed the online directions provided at JowWoodworker.com I bought 2 rebuilt Thomas pumps and the Mac valve, regulator, relay kit that Joe sells. FYI – I am in no way affiliated or associated with JoeWoodworker I’m just letting you know where I got the info to make my system. With the 2 pumps and the reservoir syst...
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