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Forum topic by Gerbah_from_Boston posted 05-21-2016 11:00 PM 886 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-21-2016 11:00 PM

Hey everybody,

I have some amazon points to burn and want to get into vacuum pressing my veneers. This is the only one available though has no comments or reviews. Anybody familiar with it or the company QVC?


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#1 posted 05-21-2016 11:08 PM

Gerbah, this won’t help you burn your Amazon points, but it is worth a look depending on how much veneering you intend to do. I think QVC is/was a shopping network. FWIW

-- Art

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#2 posted 05-21-2016 11:10 PM

What are you pressing? I have a large vacuum bagging system that I used to use a lot but I now greatly prefer my screw press and would only use the vac system for projects too large for my press. If you aren’t planning to do large veneering projects screw presses are IMHO superior for several reasons.

They need not be expensive to build either. Here’s an economy model that works just as well.

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#4 posted 05-22-2016 06:00 PM

I’d go to joe woodworking and talk to him. He sells plans and systems with gast motors. He’s the man

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#5 posted 05-22-2016 08:38 PM

I am not familiar with the equipment you are looking at but bag wall thickness is important. Bonesbr549. is correct, check out Joe Woodworkers website for DIY vacuum pressing. I have been very happy with his veneers and have used his glues and softeners. The pictures and specifications Joe has on his website really help in the purchase making process.

I have a vacuum bag system from and purchased his DVD’s to speed up my learning curve. All my veneer tools and tapes I purchased from

Good luck.

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#6 posted 05-22-2016 09:05 PM

Another post that won’t help use you points.
I bought my bag from Joe the woodworker and used his plans to build a vacuum pump.

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#7 posted 05-22-2016 11:51 PM

Also, I forgot, swing for the extra and get the poly bags. They are a tad bit more, but are worth it. They stay plyable and are a dream to work with. I’ll never go back again. I had Joe do one for me to do laminated bed rails. Awesome.

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