Poppin' Fresh Vacuum Press!

I Just Had To Share The Excitement!

I was getting ready to pull a project out of the vacuum press and I decided this would be the perfect time to shoot a test video for my new audio equipment. Besides that, popping the vacuum press open is one of my favorite moments in the shop - and now you get to share in it!

In this video, I do not get specifically into the step-by-step of bent lamination and using the vacuum press, but it is highly informative. You will get to see the actual moment a project is pulled out of the vacuum press and the information I share is good context based, working knowledge for bent lamination procedure and product.

This video shows a good example of how a vacuum press might be used. The vacuum press is a great tool to have in the shop. It has opened many doors for me since it allows for easy clamping of projects in a way that standard clamps cannot. The vacuum press really made veneer work a much more simple and lower risk procedure in my shop. 


VacuPress MachineNo doubt you will be asking for the following links so here they are for your further research!

Vacuum Press Machines (I did not see exactly my model, it is a few years old but there are some similar.) 

Veneer Glue: Unibond 800 

Wiggle Wood: Packard Forest Products

More FLexible Sheet Products That I Like: Kerfcore

Nick Brygidyr recommended another bending plywood that looks to be of high quality: Italian Bending Poplar. Be sure to check out Nick's site he does some nice work!

Hope you enjoy! Your Friend in the Shop-

Todd A. Clippinger

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