Veneer Press using Workbench

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Project by vrice posted 223 days ago 2123 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 223 days ago

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 223 days ago

Great idea thanks

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 223 days ago

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 222 days ago

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 222 days ago

Great idea and wonderfully executed



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#6 posted 222 days ago

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 222 days ago

How smart. Thank you for sharing.

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

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#8 posted 222 days ago

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 222 days ago

Diggerjack, here is your answer:

-- Vic Rice

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Francois Vigneron

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#10 posted 220 days ago

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 220 days ago

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

-- Norman

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#12 posted 152 days ago

clever idea

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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