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Forum topic by Robert Smith posted 12-17-2015 09:15 PM 499 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Robert Smith

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12-17-2015 09:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: laminating press

I am trying to get a laminating press made. But I can’t find the parts. Can anyone identify the names of these two parts that are circled. I searched and searched and couldn’t find them.

Also does anyone have any plans on converting one of theses 20 ton shop press to a laminating press

-- Robert

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#1 posted 12-17-2015 09:30 PM

Press Screw,43838,43845,31138

Or, buy a Harbor Freight C clamp and cut it up to make a press screw as Shipwright teaches here

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#2 posted 12-17-2015 10:51 PM

I have two fairly serious screw veneer presses, one made with just the above Lee Valley screws
and one made with a combination of those and some that I made very inexpensively from Harbor Freight C clamps
Here’s a blog on the C clamp conversion. ..... don’t laugh, they work just as well as the “nice” ones. :-)
It’s nice to build some flexibility into a press like this. I often have three or four different areas in the press in use at the same time.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 12-18-2015 12:38 AM

That modify is a great idea

-- Robert

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#4 posted 12-18-2015 04:30 PM

With the price of those clamps, you might be able to build a vacuum press for not much more, and have far greater capacity.

-- Gerry,

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#5 posted 01-20-2016 12:44 PM

So I found me an old press that I am going to restore. Has anyone ever restored a name plate? Any help would be appreciated.

-- Robert

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