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Home made vacuum clamp...

Is it called a vacuum clamp? When you put a veneered piece into a bag and suck the air out, thus acting as a full surface clamp?

Anywayz... A buddy of mine has a super powerful vacuum pump, which he used for a science project when he was in high school, to create a near complete vacuum inside a thick glass container. The thing weighs about 80 lbs. and works really slow, but man does it work!

I was wondering if I could use this pump, along with 6 mil polyethelene tarps (the kind you buy at any hardware or paint store) to make a vacuum clamp. Would it work?

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Check out this site first www.joewoodworker.com
I've never used the clamping stuff that came with my pump,but I still have the instructions and diagrams.If you still have questions I can dig them up.
Yeah it's called a vaccum clamp.
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Jon, Thanks for the link. That site is awesome!

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