Mon, Oct 8, 2007, 9:07am (EDT-1) firstname.lastname@example.org (Sam) doth sayeth:
'Sorry, I left off the url to the page with links to the stocks.
<snip>Laminated stocks for target rifles are much more stable than solid
wood stocks <snip>
The laminating press is a big steel i-beam box with a floating beam
that's attached with big springs to counter the weight. It's clamping
action is from 2 20-ton hydrolic presses that aren't installed in the
picture. <snip>(I had to go back and take another look to see why it
My next project is to build a press like this one. I'm scrounging
for steel beams now. <snip>
I looked at the stocks. Still not to my taste. And, I know about
WTF, a beam so heavy it stretches the springs? That's what threw
me. Normally the springs raise the beam, when the jacks, or whatever,
release pressure. On that, looks like you'd have to lift it to even put
the wood in. Looks way overbuilt too. Me, maybe 4"X4" tubing tops
(probably open frame), one or two small bottle jacks. Here's a 6-ton
press. http://mthobby.pcperfect.com/ch601/press.htm If I was gonna
make a press for frequent use, I'd seriously consider screws, instead of
"I'm an Igor, thur. We don't athk quethtionth."
"Really? Why not?"
"I don't know, thur. I didn't athk."