Setting up a vacuum press

Featuring a sealed vacuum bag and a 5-cfm (cubic feet per minute) vacuum pump, the press shown in step 3 can exert pressure greater than 1,000 pounds per square foot. The press works by withdrawing most of the air from the bag; the resulting outside air pressure secures the veneer. To set up the press, cut the platen and caul to the same size as your substrate panel (right). The platen should be made from medium-density fiberboard or particleboard at least % inch thick. Cut the caul from any type of manufactured board (other than plywood) at least lh inch thick. To prepare the platen, round over its corners to avoid tearing the bag, then cut a grid of grooves Va inch deep and wide across its surface, spaced 4 to 6 inches apart. Finally, bore a 5/s-inch hole 2 inches from one end of the platen and centered between its edges. Slip the sleeve supplied with the press into the hole. The sleeve will ensure a tight connection with the vacuum hose.

Veneer

Substrate

Platen

Veneer

Substrate

Platen

Vacuum

Vacuum hose

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