Parts and Construction Overview
There are essentially 4 categories of parts required to build a complete vacuum press system.
- Electric vacuum pump or an air powered vacuum generator (venturi)
- Main kit components available in kits from VeneerSupplies.com
- Miscellaneous hardware store items
- Vacuum press bag
the following pages, you will find the do's and don'ts that
pertain to making a durable and reliable vacuum press for veneering. There will be
a few parts that need to be ordered
and you'll need to make a trip to your local hardware store as well but each of these systems will get you into veneering with very little investment.
I gladly welcome any questions you may have about assembling a vacuum press. Feel free to contact me anytime. But first, be sure to check out the "Vac FAQ" for answers to the most common questions about vacuum press construction and vacuum pressing.
Project: EVS Electric Pump Vacuum Press
This system uses an electric vacuum pump to generate vacuum. A system like this is a bit heavy but it does not require an air compressor. A pump driven vacuum press also takes a bit longer to build but it's portable and can be adapted to many uses. It is especially useful and economical if you already own a vacuum pump and want to use it for vacuum pressing.
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