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Simple and Portable
You can’t get much simpler than this handmade book binding book press. It is nice and portable for classes and demonstrations and useful for pressing just about anything–how about for flowers? If you’re looking for a different kind of book press, consider this finishing press.
This book press is made of cabinet grade plywood and covered with a waterproof high pressure plastic laminate covering (often used on counter tops in kitchens and doctor’s offices). The laminate makes the surfaces easy to clean and it doesn’t warp or become rough from moisture. It also provides a flat strong surface that will not telegraph any types of wood grain to your covers–a common problem with book presses made from solid wood or plywood. Edges are sanded and sealed with paste wax for a smooth and professional finish.
Springs are provided to keep the upper platen up so you don’t have to hold it while positioning the item to be pressed. Two acrylic rods are also provided to create the hinge groove.
Inside Book Press Dimensions
- Front to back 11-1/4″
- Side to side between bolts 13-1/4″
- Daylight 5″
The bolts are 3/8″ and run through copper bushings in the upper platen for smooth up and down motion. The upper platten is secured with wing nuts.
Purchase this Book Press
This simple book press and my other products are available for purchase on eBay. If you don’t see the simple book press on eBay, or would like your own customized version, let me know through the contact page and I’ll help you however I can.
Customize this Book Press
Larger and smaller sizes are available upon request. Tell me what you need on the contact form..
An enhanced version of this book binding press in the form of a combination press is also available which includes a sewing frame. If you are binding smaller books, a miniature book press is also available. Click on the pictures for more information.
Please Note: The color of the laminate on the press you receive will be different than the picture. To keep these presses as affordable as possible, I use excess pieces of laminate from my cabinet and counter top business. Wood grain is the most common pattern.