Glue Press Quick Build

About: I really like woodworking and Metalwork. I like to build just about anything that pops into my head. I like making Jigs that makes jobs easier and saves time.. I have a few videos on My Youtube Channel but...

This was a quick build built from scrap/upcycle.

I needed this for some gluing up as at the time I did not have any clamps.

It is made from An adjustable shelf brackets that can be raised or lowered and particle board x3 layers

some offcuts of 3"x2" pressure treated leftovers, the top braces are from a rail and bracket system off a curtain valance set, an old scissor jack, offcuts of a scaffolding board. all screwed glued and bolted together, There is not a lot else to say about it as it was a very simple build. Took me around 1 Hour and 30 mins.I'll try to upload a video of it and see if it works...

Step 1: Video of the Press

Just a quick video of it :) This is also My youtube channel and link to my Google+

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    flyingpuppy

    2 years ago

    Would never have thought of using a jack to press down! Nice.

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    WoodCrafts 67flyingpuppy

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks Mate I Appreciate That. I don't have it anymore as I'm working on a new design using a bottle jack...

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    olcodger

    2 years ago

    And this is exactly why I rarely throw anything out. I will however, have to retrieve the rusty scissor jack from the scrap pile and try to revive it....(LOL)

    By the way, these jacks are laying all over in a auto salvage yard. Buy something and they would probably give you one for free.

    Thank you for sharing this instructable, love it, and will be saving a ton on expense of very 'large' bar clamps.

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    WoodCrafts 67olcodger

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks olcodger.

    I don't throw anything away if it's metal,wood,electronics ect you never know when you might need it lol you jack you have to revive just soak it in oil as I did or spray the hell out of it with WD40 that works great to. I hope to see a build from you with your jack looking forward to it ...

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    tpagels

    2 years ago

    This is a great idea and with a heavier system than the shelf brackets would make a great press for other than just glue ups!

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    WoodCrafts 67tpagels

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks mate

    I have managed to press a small bearing into one of my projects with it. But I do agree with you.. A heavier build on this would be better for other press type work. I am working on other Drawings in sketchup for this and other designs for other builds.

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    tpagelsWoodCrafts 67

    Reply 2 years ago

    Something like this is way down the road for me as I haven't much need. Project in my head today is a plow blade for my son's mower. I found a thing on this site but in my head I've already improved his design. A buddy might even have either a barrel or drain culvert for the blade. Here in Iowa we are expecting snow in a few days. So it's on my mind. lol

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    tpagelstpagels

    Reply 2 years ago

    Perhaps heavy bolts into heavy timbers drilled like peg board. Being of German descent I like to over engineer things so they don't break or fall apart easy.

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    ccooper-burke

    2 years ago

    This project has finally turned that crummy-pain-in-the-butt style car jack into something useful! Great build! Thank you, for sharing it!

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    WoodCrafts 67ccooper-burke

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you ccooper-burke

    It's the only good thing they are good for as they are useless car jacks. This was just a temp build I am working on a new one In Sketchup...

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    seamster

    2 years ago

    Nice! This is a great use for an old jack like this.

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    WoodCrafts 67seamster

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you seamster It did come in handy at the time for what I needed