The press is done, now what?

I cleaned up the press pieces after the glue up, and slathered them with a mix of linseed oil, mineral spirits and poly.  I just wanted to bring out the color in the wood a little, and add some tiny bit of protection.

This morning before work I installed the screw jacks.  Not much to report on that — I had to file a couple of notches into the hole for the ribs on the metal bosses, drive them in and run a couple of screws in to secure them.  I guess I need to do some marquetry now, I’m rapidly running out of tool-based excuses.  I’m so screwed…(pun intended)

File notches for the alignment ribs in the screw jack bosses

File notches for the alignment ribs in the screw jack bosses

Drive in the boss and secure it with a couple of screws

Drive in the boss and secure it with a couple of screws

Finished press, ready to go to work.

Finished press, ready to go to work.

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3 thoughts on “The press is done, now what?

  1. Chris C.

    Yep, no more excuses 🙂 Looking forward to seeing what designs come next and how well the donkey does. Guess it is time to press into action…

    C

  2. Like Chris said no more excuses now. Get to crackin.

  3. These look great Joe. All poised and ready for action. Hey, if all else fails with a few slight modifications you could go into the hard cider business.

    Greg

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