Veneer Press using Workbench

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Project by vrice posted 12-12-2013 02:37 AM 2531 views 16 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently posted an assembly table / workbench I built a couple of months ago. One of the reasons I like this particle design is I would be able, with some simply created attachments, to accomplish some useful stuff. One was using the table as a veneer press.
You can see the idea in the pics. I simply milled up 8 pieces of ash, drilled holes in the ends, acquired the appropriate bolts/washers/nuts and voila, a veneer press. I’m currently working on a cigar box with all the external faces containing veneer. This thing has proven quite effective as a veneer press, obviously for flat pieces only. But, at least for the foreseeable future, that’s probably all I’ll need.

-- Vic Rice

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#1 posted 12-12-2013 03:03 AM

Great! What kind of glue do you use? I use the titebond veneer glue and it bleeds through alot. I usually have to scrape a lot. I love the look of veneer, but pressing it is difficult for me.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 12-12-2013 06:55 AM

Great idea thanks

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 12-12-2013 07:35 AM

Hello vrice

A great idea and a nicely work
What is the distance between the holes?
It’s look great

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#4 posted 12-12-2013 11:15 AM

Wow Vic that is so good…easy to build and use, no vacuum pump or sheets of plastic….something any one can make quite easily….thank you so much for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#5 posted 12-12-2013 06:30 PM

Great idea and wonderfully executed



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#6 posted 12-12-2013 07:14 PM

wow, great idea. I have made a MFT type workbench with MDF recently, framed with 8020s. and your post gave me another idea to use that table top for veneering. Thanks for sharing. I have only have to acquire appropriate bolts and nuts, in addition to a few Festool clamps I have for that table top.


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#7 posted 12-12-2013 09:01 PM

How smart. Thank you for sharing.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#8 posted 12-12-2013 09:54 PM

As a matter of fact Jerry I used Titebond Cold Press Veneer Glue. Haven’t noticed the bleed through yet.

-- Vic Rice

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#9 posted 12-12-2013 09:55 PM

Diggerjack, here is your answer:

-- Vic Rice

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#10 posted 12-14-2013 09:35 AM

Like all great ideas: why didn’t I think of it before, it’s looks so obvious now ! Thanks for sharing. It’s great.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#11 posted 12-15-2013 03:01 AM

That was a great additional use for something you already had, thank for sharing

-- Norman

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#12 posted 02-20-2014 06:08 PM

clever idea

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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