|Project by odie||posted 01-03-2008 01:37 AM||4962 views||19 times favorited||21 comments|
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)