4 thoughts on “bottle jack press

  1. I like this design quite a bit and I’m going to attempt to make my own. I’ve been using an antique iron book binding press for etchings and it works, but it’s killing my back. Any tips on this build at all?

    Where did you get the metal supports? Is that something easily accessible?

    Did you glue all the wood together in addition to bolting?

    How many tons is your jack bottle press? 2-4?

    Many thanks!

    • The metal supports were cut from salvaged steel, so they are not easily accessible. I did glue in addition to bolding in most places. I ended up settling on a 6-ton bottle jack. 2-tons was not enough for consistently even prints.

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