|Project by DonH||posted 11-28-2010 08:54 PM||2831 views||20 times favorited||20 comments|
Well, this week I decided I needed a veneering press to go with the veneering station I built the week before. I checked the precision cut-off boxes and discovered sufficient to do most of the job.
The press is two layers (duplex) with three screws attached to three separate platens – there is a lower platen that is fastened to the frame and a removable center platen. This creates a large press between the center (floating) and lower platen (16 X24) and three smaller presses above the floating pattern (5 1/2 X 13) thus the four stations.
The frame is built of hand sawn and planed maple and ash. The upper and lower beams are maple and the verticals are ash. The centre sub frame on top is ash. The areas that are trimmed are jatoba flooring left over from some work I did on my boat. The maple beams and ash verticals are dove tailed together and the upper frame is through bolted.
The lower main platen is two layers of 3/4 inch MDF, the centre platen is one layer of 3/4 MDF and the upper compression platens are two layers of 3/4 inch MDF.
The design allows for any combination of large or small veneering tasks to be undertaken together or any combination of large or small jobs.
-- DonH Orleans Ontario