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sa   CLAMP
xx   CLAMP
xx   TOOL

An economical winemaker's press. Built from 2x4s and particle board. It uses a hydraulic jack to press grapes and other fruit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #216 Feb 1981 (v.31#2) pg. 32

A one-piece chair is made from a 10-laminate sheet of slotted veneer. Requires the use of a large press and a particle-board mold. Includes plans for the 130,000 pound homemade press.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 46, 48

Press or clamp for a large laminated ring bowl is made from a scissor jack and a post pressing against a ceiling joist as it presses against the bowl on the floor.
FINE WOODWORKING #41 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 8

Clamping panels the easy way. An inexpensive vertical clamping press (built from 2x4 stock) saves space and makes aligning boards a snap.
FINE WOODWORKING #112 May-Jun 1995 pg. 58

Circuit to keep both hands away from a punch press during operation. Two separate switches must be depressed to activate relays that deliver power to the machine.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1994 (v.11#4) pg. 28

Tip on making a screw-press for a shop from laminated pieces of scrap plywood.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #71 Mar 1993 (v.12#5) pg. 8

Tip on using the lever concept (in the form of a long board with a heavy weight placed on one end) to apply clamping pressure in areas that can't be reached with traditional clamps.
WOOD MAGAZINE #131 Mar 2001 (v.18#2) pg. 37

Round the block. New series on blockwork (laminating wood to form a turning blank). Part 5. (1) Vertical press for clamping segmented rings together to form a turning blank. (2) Turning a ring bowl and miniature vase with bolection ring.
WOODTURNING #62 Apr 1998 pg. 39

Making a meat press. Requires making dowels, threading dowels, and threading wooden hand "nuts" to provide pressure for the press. A good project to make use of a threadbox. The same techniques may be adapted to building other types of presses.
WOODWORKER #1089 Aug 1984 (v.88) pg. 502

Tip: How to adapt a heavy-duty drill stand for use as a light press for gluing small items.
WOODWORKER #1108 Mar 1986 (v.90#3) pg. 261