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I recently got interested in using vacuum to clamp and hold items for other operations. This is the pump and frame press I built. So far I’ve learned that vacuum can crush a guitar. ;-)

-- Bob Morris, Ohio, http://www.bmcustomguitars.com





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Karson

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#1 posted 2598 days ago

I see that you have a Joe Woodworker vacuum setup. I’ve bought most of the parts to convert my vacuum pump into this storage tank design.

-- 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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Cathy Krumrei

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#2 posted 2598 days ago

I sure hope your joking about the guitar Bob! (right?) Maybe you could put a (oh sure now I can’t think of the name of it!) a closing valve to adjust the vac. Or have one that’s not so powerful. Gosh sounds like a Tim Taylor updo! LOL

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Mark A. DeCou

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#3 posted 2598 days ago

I’ve wanted to get one of these systems myself. I was wondering last week where you went, as we hadn’t seen anything out of you for awhile. Are you still doing ok?

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Bob Morris

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#4 posted 2598 days ago

Hi Mark, I’m doing just fine, thanks for asking. I think this vacuum setup can do a lot if I can just figure it all out. The information and parts came from http://www.joewoodworker.com/veneering/welcome.htm
Bob Morris
B. M. Custom Guitars

-- Bob Morris, Ohio, http://www.bmcustomguitars.com

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Bob Morris

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#5 posted 2598 days ago

Hi Krum, NO JOKE, this setup has a vacuum regulator, I just had it set to high. Live and learn !!!
Bob Morris
B. M. Custom Guitars

-- Bob Morris, Ohio, http://www.bmcustomguitars.com

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dennis mitchell

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#6 posted 2598 days ago

whups!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 2597 days ago

Bob, I definitely will stop and see you the next time I go work in Ohio. I live in Billings, MT but am originally from Centerburg in Knox county. Do you ever get lumber from Steve’s hardwoods up by Bucyrus? I have picked up some really nice stuff from him and had to walk away from much more. You do great work.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Rj

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#8 posted 2125 days ago

Hi Bob your joewoodworker vacuum pump looks like mine or mine looks like yours lol I like the idea of the vacuum box maybe I could make one to press pictures Etc.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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