|Project by ShopCat||posted 05-18-2010 06:46 PM||2125 views||11 times favorited||5 comments|
Prior to starting a course in Marquetry and Veneering at RedRocks CC in Colorado, I took the time to build a JoeWoodworker designed veneer press. I found it worth the trouble, because once you start veneering, you never stop. I found that I can pull in the range of 20-21” so I’m getting roughly 10psi. Sometimes I go as low as 7psi on cold days. Pull seems to be strongly correlated to temperature, more so than barometric pressure. A warm pump is a happy pump. Even though I built the auto-cycling version, I find I have to run in continuous mode to get good pressure. That’s probably related to my shop being at 6000’, outside of Denver. Your mileage may vary.
If all of that sounds techy, not to worry. The JWW web site (joewoodworker.com) has very detailed instructions on all of this, and I obviously found it idiot proof.