Wood Press, how to make?

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  1. Chipe

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    Recently, in the last few months, I saw an article about how to make a "shop made" wood press, using plywood, threaded rod and either a press screw or bottle jack. The press was used for putting boards together for turing.

    Now, of course, I can't find it.

    Did anyone else read/see this article? If so, where is it???:confused:
     
  2. Joe Greiner

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    "Recent article" doesn't ring a bell, but there's an illustration of such a press in "Woodturning with Ray Allen" by Dale Nish. And Malcolm Tibbetts' "The Art of Segmented Wood Turning" illustrates use of a pipe clamp against the ceiling.

    A Q&D expedient could be to use a garage floor, a small sheet of plywood or MDF, a bottle jack, and a car or truck above. Try to keep the line of action as close as possible to the center of the glue surfaces.
     
  3. MichaelMouse

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    Back when I learned, we used hand screws, which was a colossal PITA trying to keep them parallel.

    If I were doing it now, I'd do Bessey K's or similar.

    How about a cider press? Or one made with bench vise screws?
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2009
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  5. Chipe

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    Wow, cider press and veneer press turned up a LOT of stuff! Thanks everyone.
     

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