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Project by odie posted 01-03-2008 01:37 AM 4646 views 17 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK, OK, here we go again. I have five photographs of this thing, but I don’t know how to post them all. So you can go back to “Tiled Bowls” to see it in action. I will post 3 pictures here and add one to “Tiled Bowls”. That will get all 5 pictures in.

I have made 2 of these, but I’m showing the newest one here. This one has a couple of improvements over the first one. As you can see, this is made up with 4 layers of 3/4” plywood. There are two sides at 18” long, 3 1/2” wide, and 3” thick. The top and bottom are 23” x 3 1/2” x 3”. I am able to clamp a 16” wide by 9.5” tall tiled bowl with this size press. In all four sections the layers are glued and screwed together.

On the top and bottom sections the inside two layers are 3 1/2” longer than the outside layers. On the sides of the press it’s just the opposite. This way the top and bottom are craddled in the notches of the sides. This I believe gives the press the most strength. As you can see the four corners are bolted together using carriage bolts. There is no glue used in the corners. At this time, I think it’s easier to wait for any questions. Oh, this thing does not flex at all.

The screw assembly was purchased from the “Woodworkers Supply catalog” at about $10.00 each.

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-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)





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TreeBones

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#1 posted 01-03-2008 01:56 AM

Necessity is the mother of invention. Great tool.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#2 posted 01-03-2008 02:21 AM

Good looking Obie.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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mot

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#3 posted 01-03-2008 02:23 AM

Hey, thanks Odie!

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

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#4 posted 01-03-2008 05:51 AM

Ummmmm…...rookie question.

What is that used for?????

Looks pretty and VERY sturdy, but I’m kinda slow (Ask Greg3G) and have no clue what that is for….LOL

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#5 posted 01-03-2008 06:15 AM

Fireman here is the rest of the story . That you are asking for.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 01-03-2008 07:53 AM

Thanks Odie – that is a very sturdy and useful looking press.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#7 posted 01-03-2008 08:11 AM

Odie -

Very interesting! I admire the sturdy construction. Nice website by the way. Made on a Mac . . . excellent!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#8 posted 01-03-2008 11:27 AM

Is there a threaded insert for the press, or does it turn in the wood. Darned sure looks sturdy.

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#9 posted 01-03-2008 01:59 PM

Must be a pleasure to work with such a nice tool.

-- Jiri

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#10 posted 01-03-2008 03:00 PM

Thanks for posting this. I have been wanted to upgrade my system and this is just what I am looking for.

-- Mike www.flickr.com/photos/paturner

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#11 posted 01-03-2008 05:08 PM

Thank you Karson for the link (you will have to teach me that trick). Some of you not knowing what this is for, take a look at Karson above. Or you can check my project “Tiled Bowls” posted a couple of hours before this was.

There is a threaded insert that came with the screw assembly that is attached to the under side of the top section. Sorry I didn’t think to show it in a photograph. I also mentioned Woodworkers’ Supply. Below is a link to their site.

http://www.woodworker.com

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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#12 posted 01-03-2008 05:15 PM

And the Link to the clamp.

Sorry Odie for taking all your thunder. I’m not trying to take over. I’ll send a message on how I do this.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#13 posted 01-03-2008 05:30 PM

Damn you’re good…My manhood just disappeared. That’s the one. I have two more for the future thank goodness. You are going to start a run on them. Well they were $10.00 6 years ago.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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#14 posted 01-03-2008 06:03 PM

I was going to build a veneer press that was going to use 36 of them and “I” beams and Steel and wood. Glad I didn’t do it. I think they were $4.50 then.

Vacuum presses are the way to go now.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#15 posted 01-04-2008 01:02 AM

THANKS ODIE!!!! I requested more information and you came thru!!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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