Item # 210-2 is a 12-1/2” wide x 13” deep working area, economical Combination Edge Gluing and Pressing Book Press for making books, note pads, or similar items requiring a firmly pressed edge to glue or finish a binding, with lots of room to press books up to 12-1/2” x 13”. The press converts easily into a full-sized clamping press by exchanging the clamp bar for a full size upper plate.
Made from Maple or Birch top plywood and select pine, smooth sanded, and left without a finish. It is ready to use as is, or may be finished with any compatible sealer, varnish, paint, etc of your choosing. (For a polyurethane finished version, see Item # 210-1) This model is designed to align and press a stack up to 1-1/4” high with a clamping width clearing 12-1/2” wide. The extra-long bolts also give a total opening height of 3-5/16” so thick or multiple books can be pressed flat at the same time. The table is 13” deep, but longer materials can be used as there is no depth restriction. The side is squared with the front edge, although all sides are in square. The side rail and Clamp Bar are easily removable, allowing you to install the full sized 15-1/2” x 13” upper plate, turning the edge finishing press into a clamping press.
The soft feel over-sized fluted knobs will clear the side rail guide, thus allowing them to be easily spun down holding everything firmly in place, ready for glue, rubber cement, etc. No fighting with wing nuts & hurting fingers trying to get proper clamping pressure. The clamp bar is strengthened with a cross bar that doubles as a handle for easy lifting while positioning your work. Overall nominal dimensions: 15-1/2” wide x 13” deep x 6” high (top of bolt). Four plated 5/16-18 x 6” carriage bolts are pressed in. Longer (and shorter) length bolts in 1" increments to 10" are available upon request if you need more opening height. The clamp bar and top plate are pressed by using four over-sized 2-1/2” diameter polypropylene soft feel fluted knobs with thread inserts for extra ease in clamping down tightly. Light re-assembly of bolts to plate by user. No tools are needed.
Special size beds, materials, configurations, edges, or knobs, etc. will be cheerfully quoted upon request!
Well made, excellent press!! Arrived in perfect condition due to excellent packaging! I highly recommend this press and seller! Thanks!
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
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Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Please be sure you purchase the exact item you want. No returns please, except in case of defective product (see below), or shipping damage which will need to be documented back to me within 7 days of receipt. Shipping insurance is an option to protect your investment during transit. International orders must include a full name, address, and telephone number to satisfy export / import documentation requirements.
Please bear in mind that all items are one of a kind hand made and may have certain "character" unique to that item. I want you to be satisfied with your item, and thus will not stand for selling something of poor craftsmanship, nor would I expect you to accept an item that is not as represented. Please contact me through Etsy or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any concerns or for return authorization. Do not return any items without authorization please, as they just may be considered gifts! We want you to be happy - so please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Orders for custom made items are now accepted. Please advise what you are looking for and I will be happy to work with you to select the needed materials, design and finish. All specials will be quoted in advance and will generally run similar in cost to listed items depending on the requirements. Contact me through Etsy or at email@example.com with any questions or requests.
Please bear in mind that all items are one of a kind hand made and may have certain "character" unique to that item. I want you to be satisfied with your item, and thus will not stand for selling something of poor craftsmanship, nor would I expect you to accept an item that is not as represented. Please contact me through Etsy or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.