JoeWoodworker Veneer
The Official Website of this Non-Professional Woodworker ™

Part 1

Veneering Basics
14 Good Reasons
Vacuum Press Uses
Vacuum Press Options
Questions & Answers
Part 2
DIY Vacuum Press Plans

Vacuum Press Chart
Project: EVS™
Project: EVS-2™
Project: V4™
Project: CRS™
Excel 1™
Excel 3™
Excel 5™
Part 3
Vacuum Bagging

Vacuum Bag Basics
Polyurethane vs. Vinyl
DIY Vacuum Bags
Connect the Bag
Bag Closures
Bag Platens
Breather Mesh 
DIY Frame Press
Part 4
Veneering Information

About Veneer
Veneering Glossary
Veneering Myths
Balancing a Panel
Veneer Glues
Veneering Tips
Substrate Materials
Flattening Veneers
A Sharp Veneer Saw
Jointing Veneers
Taping Veneers
Dealing with Defects
Curing Glued Panels
Veneering w/o Vacuum
Hammer Veneering
Iron-On Veneering
Veneer Storage
Amazing Bookmatches
Edgebanding Guide
Paper-Backed Veneer

Part 5
Miscellaneous Info

Vacuum Press FAQ
Veneering FAQ 
Veneer Glue FAQ
Vacuum Forming
Vacuum Clamping Pedal
Vacuum Clamping Jigs
Vacuum Clamp Matrix
DIY Vacuum Manifold
Vacuum Press Gallery 1
Vacuum Press Gallery 2


Vacuum Veneering - Tips, Tricks, and More!

What Can You Do With A Vacuum Press?

A vacuum system is the ideal solution for dozens of applications. It can be used for vacuum clamping, vacuum chucking, and of course, veneering. Here's what vacuum press builders are doing:

  • Straight and curved veneer panels
  • Fine furniture inlay
  • Antique veneer restoration
  • Skateboards (building and veneering)
  • Carbon fiber work
  • Auto dash boards
  • Wet-forming leather
  • Curved stairway stringers
  • Bent wood laminations
  • Surfboards construction and lamination
  • Hi-Fi speakers
  • Photo and art mountings
  • Screen printing
  • Bleeding automotive brake lines
  • Drums, pianos, violins, guitars and other instruments
  • Vacuum infusion
  • Flooring medallions and inlay
  • Radio controlled airplane/gliders
  • Vacuum forming for clay pottery
  • Vacuum clamping & template routing

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Vacuum Chucking

Vacuum Bracing


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What are you doing with your vacuum press? Send us your comments!

"Just wanted to let you know that the Vac-Pro Plus units I bought from you are fantastic. I don't use them for veneer work. I'm a wildland firefighter in California and use the Vac Pro to remove air from our fire hose to make it more compact when we put it in napsacks to carry it up the hill to the forest fires. In the past we've used Shop Vacs and hand pumps for the same job. They sucked; but not the way we wanted them to. The Vac-Pro has revolutionized the process and has allowed us to become more effective at supressing the fires and saving the trees that may someday become veneer to be used on one of your projects. An interesting relationship I think."

- Tommy Brenzovich
Plumas National Forest

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