Pressing Made Simple
Published by The Taunton Press, Connecticut, USA.
Extract from back cover of book:
These integrated book/DVD sets demystify woodworking subjects that seem daunting and help you easily learn new techniques. The DVD allows you to watch a pro demonstrate exactly what to do, while the book serves as a shop-friendly guide at your elbow. Together they form a powerful tool designed to give you a quick grasp of all the information you need.
The vacuum press is a versatile tool that should be in every woodworker's shop. Using it is as simple as sealing a project inside of a bag and flicking a switch on a pump. This book and DVD set covers all the essential information any woodworker needs to know about vacuum pressing from veneering flat and curved panels to creating bent laminations and clamping projects to the workbench for routing or sanding. Watch the DVD and then follow along in the book to learn how to use the vacuum press for all kinds of creative woodworking applications.
About the Author: Darryl Keil developed the first commercial vacuum press for the woodworking industry. A furnituremaker and cabinetmaker for 20 years, his work and writings have appeared in leading woodworking and trade publications. Keil has worked as a technical consultant to woodworking facilities across the US and teaches veneering classes in the U.S. and abroad. He runs his business, Vacuum Pressing Systems, Inc., in Brunswick, Maine.
Units of Measurement: Imperial
1: Vacuum press basics
2: Choosing equipment
3: Pressing a flat panel
4: Pressing a curved panel
5: Pressing a bent lamination
6: Using a vacuum press for clamping
7: Maintenance and troubleshooting