|Project by shipwright||posted 12-13-2011 11:47 PM||5813 views||33 times favorited||28 comments|
Along with the drum sander I posted yesterday, my small shop in Green Valley also needed a press if I was going to accomplish any marquetry. This is what I came up with. It is really a near copy of the one I built for my home shop http://lumberjocks.com/projects/49934 but cut down to table top size.
The screws came from Lee Valley and are easily the most expensive part.
You may notice that I added rod bolts to strengthen this one. That would be because I’m using construction grade lumber and with only 2×4 verticals I didn’t want to trust just the glue this time.
Like my first one this press has two 10” x 20” beds and one 20” x 20” one. Any one, two or all can be used at once.
Photo 4 shows the aluminium cawls for hot pressing with hide glue and for easier flattening of veneer.
Photos 5 and 6 show the installation in my micro marquetry shop in 1/3 of our tiny laundry outbuilding. The shop part is about 5’x 6’ but it’s indoors and heated.
Thanks for looking
Questions comments, critiques welcome.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/