Today I made a pin press. You use one of these to squeeze the pins in a bolster so hard the pin material blends into the bolster material. You could use one to squeeze most anything I suppose. I bought an 8 ton bottle jack from Wal-Mart for around $17. The rest of the materials I had laying around. I?m not including dimensions or a material list for a reason. These are mostly scraps I?ve picked up at scrap yard just to have some metal on hand for when I do projects on a whim...like this one. The top and bottom are wide U channel pieces of metal. I?m sure a large square pipe or some other thick piece would work fine. This is just what I had on hand.
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