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Forum topic by Bob Babcock posted 08-22-2007 08:02 AM 1440 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bob Babcock

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08-22-2007 08:02 AM

Topic tags/keywords: vacuum press veneer

I found this vacuum press today while discussing paddle building on a stand-up surf forum. A neat little press.

http://www.roarockit.com/rc_wood.php

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org


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mattsanf

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#1 posted 08-22-2007 04:51 PM

I’ve been want to try one of the vacuum press kits from these guys http://www.veneersupplies.com/default.php?cPath=60 . Probably this kit – http://www.veneersupplies.com/product_info.php?cPath=60_64&products_id=2795

Has anyone tried one of these kits?

Matt

-- -- Matt Sanfilippo, Pittsburgh, Pa., www.intheworkshop.info

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 08-22-2007 06:34 PM

I think Lee is the one when it comes to the vacuum presses, he’s done some fantastic stuff with them.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Bob #2

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#3 posted 08-22-2007 06:55 PM

I keep wanting to get started with one of these and never get the time.
I will watch you guys figure it out for now.
Seems like a reasonalbe way to get your feet wet.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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shapeshifter

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#4 posted 09-01-2007 06:42 AM

though having owned and used several types of mechanical vacuum pumps for my work in wood, foam, fiberglass and carbon fibre in the past; i’ve since found myself using roarockit's manual vacuum bagging system exclusively because it can handle some of the most challenging prototyping tasks as well as those more complex final builds.

hi bob! it’s always a nice surprise to find that i’ve been able to introduce a knowledgeable person such as yourself to something totally new… and in return you’ve graciously informed me about this wonderful forum of other noteworthy people. thanks! i think i’ll stick around a while, lurking a bit at first, hoping to one day contribute something of value to the site.

here’s a link to something very special about the roarockit teaching system from which evolved the vacuum press that i hope may one day also prove invaluable to others at this site as well.

always at your service,
alan sidlo aka: shapeshifter

-- whoever invented the hole... knew nothing.

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 09-01-2007 11:42 AM

I used the kit yesterday during my visit to the company… was that ever easy !!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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shapeshifter

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#6 posted 09-01-2007 10:02 PM

ted and norah of roarockit were so excited to have you post on their product and then visit their new digs ms debbie. how apropos that all this should happen just as bob and i are just starting to conspire on paddle design consepts for social change.

-- whoever invented the hole... knew nothing.

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 09-01-2007 10:49 PM

Loved the link to the teaching site…. very cool.
I hope to get our local Optimist Club hooked on the idea. They have already built a skateboard ramp for the youth and are very active in providing children’s activities in the community. I’m really excited about it.

It was SO awesome, meeting Ted and Norah. What wonderful people!! They are definitely making a difference in this world – so many young people are being given invaluable “life-long” tools.

re: the Save The Children event – yah, this should really make a difference as well. Hopefully we will get a lot of involvement by woodworkers of all ages and all areas of woodworking (artistry, furniture, etc)—it’s exciting, for sure!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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