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Part 1

Veneering Basics

14 Good Reasons
Vacuum Press Uses
Vacuum Press Options

Questions & Answers
Part 2
Project: EVS Vacuum Press

About Project: EVS
Parts List
Pump Selection
Build the Manifold
Build the Sub-Manifold
Build the Reservoirs
Make the Carrier
Final Assembly
Wire the Press
Testing and Adjusting
Mods and Options
Part 3
Vacuum Bagging

Vacuum Bag Basics
Polyurethane vs. Vinyl
DIY Vacuum Bags (A)
DIY Vacuum Bags (B)
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
Copper Veneer Guide
Paperbacked Veneer

Edgebanding Guide

Part 5
Miscellaneous Info

Vacuum Press FAQ
Veneering FAQ
Veneer Glue FAQ
Copper Veneer FAQ
Vacuum Forming
Vacuum Chucking
Vacuum Clamping Pedal
Vacuum Clamping Jigs
Vacuum Clamp Matrix
DIY Vacuum Manifold
Vacuum Press Gallery 1
Vacuum Press Gallery 2
Downloads (PDF's)


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:


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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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