Do It Yourself Vacuum Press
Build your own vacuum press and save big bucks!
After a year and a half of serious trial and error, and another year of updating and improving, I offer several free plans for building a vacuum veneer press. Make no mistake - each is a heavy duty, durable, and reliable piece of equipment. If you follow the instructions carefully, the vacuum press will last for as long as you enjoy the art of veneering.
Most of the veneering books and articles I have read are just too complicated and are geared toward proprietary materials and equipment. The construction method found in JWW vacuum press article uses standardized parts that can be found on the Internet and at your local hardware store.
Though the article isn't necessarily a veneering tutorial, the article does streamline some of the core concepts of veneering. Hopefully, it will prevent you from making time consuming and costly mistakes as you build the vacuum system.
I wrote this article to show that you don't need a mega-buck setup to do professional-level veneer work. I hope you'll agree. I'm always looking for a way to simplify and improve the system which is why it's under continuous revision. As always, you are most welcome to send me email with your suggestions for improvement.
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