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Andrew Wilson




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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec, 2011 6:50 pm    Post subject: Sheild Press         Reply with quote

I have finished the bottom of my shield press to make the perfect curve, but now I am wondering if i have to really build the top part? I have dry tested it with some scrap plywood and I can get it to for perfectly, my solution is to use two ratchet straps.
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Mikko Kuusirati




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PostPosted: Sat 03 Dec, 2011 7:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If it works, it works. Duh. Happy

Your setup should be just fine, considering I've seen people get perfectly good results with just three carefully placed logs. That said, a properly shaped top would ensure that the curvature stays exactly the desired shape, all the time, every time, without the risk of any undue warping. It's nice if you plan to use the press a lot, but not strictly necessary.

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Dec, 2011 2:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I use 5 ratchet straps with slats underneath to prevent warping. Pretty much as shown here: http://www.yeoldegaffers.com/project_shieldpress.asp
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Andrew Wilson




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PostPosted: Sun 11 Dec, 2011 6:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sander Marechal wrote:
I use 5 ratchet straps with slats underneath to prevent warping. Pretty much as shown here: http://www.yeoldegaffers.com/project_shieldpress.asp


Oh man thank you for that link! Would have been nice at the start of my shield production, but a nice design by the way.

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