March 2013 Meeting – Vacuum Presses

Our March meeting will give us a chance to see the differences between at least two types of vacuum presses. Jim Torrence recently bought a system that uses a hand pump, and will bring his latest project that he used it on – a hall table with a bent wood lamination curved front. Tom Dolese has a VacuPress system that he uses for Jennifer’s beautiful marquetry and for veneering. There are at least two other club members with systems in their shops, so we should have a good discussion and hopefully a demonstration or two. It will be interesting to compare the low-tech system to the professional system.


I-5 to Exit 226 (Kincaid Street Exit). Go East up the hill. This is Broadway Street. Turn right on S. 13th Street and go about 6 blocks.The Hillcrest Park is on the right. Turn right into the parking lot in front of Hillcrest Lodge.

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