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Posted on Really wide veneer cabinet / press

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#1 posted 01-29-2018 08:11 PM

Do you have wall space?

These hold a lot of veneer in not much space.

I have a personal preference for screw presses because I have a personal preference for the advantages of hide glue, one of which is that you can achieve “miracles” by clamping with hot cauls. I also use hot cauls a lot for flattening veneer without the use of foreign substances.
You can’t use them with vacuum bag type systems because they won’t take the heat.

Screw clamp presses don’t have to take up a lot of space when not In use. They can be just a set of frames and a removable platen that all comes apart and stores in a small area.
If you are “plain” veneering you can hammer veneer with hot hide glue and you don’t need a press at all.
How large are your proposed glue-ups?

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