£19 veneer press

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Project by CJay posted 01-20-2013 12:53 PM 8650 views 14 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to get some more small but intricate things made, but i have no ability to veneer other than sticking two boards across and clamping. Which has mixed results.

Vacuum presses start at a few hundred, and book makers nipping presses arn’t much less.

This whole thing cost me £19, and that was for the shoulder vice screw. Everything else is scrap or offcut material.

It has a bed of 400mm x 300mm and a day light of up to 130mm, so it’s not a big piece by any stretch of the imagination. But it should hopefully do all i need for now, and save me a lot of money.

For any who are interested how it was made can be found here

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#1 posted 01-20-2013 01:05 PM

Nice build. Like the idea.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#2 posted 01-20-2013 03:02 PM

A good looking project.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#3 posted 01-20-2013 03:08 PM

Nice tidy project. And it’ll last forever. Nice one.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#4 posted 01-20-2013 03:26 PM

Looks good sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.



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#5 posted 01-20-2013 04:20 PM

simple yet beautiful addition to any shop.


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#6 posted 01-20-2013 05:23 PM

Congrats Chris.
Looks like a winner.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#7 posted 01-20-2013 05:56 PM

Simple, elegant design. Definitly functional.

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#8 posted 01-20-2013 07:26 PM

Good functional press, hope you get lots of use from it. Really like the grain figure on the side legs. Thank you
for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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