Simple jack press
Very often in the home and workshop you need such a simple thing. like a press. There are a lot of examples, from home cooking to finishing two surfaces under pressure. I will show and tell you how to make a simple hand press from a car jack. In my design I will use a classic diamond-shaped jack and a wooden body of the press case. All this will help me to create an effort of the order of 400-500 kg. If you use a metal frame, you can increase the pressure force to 1.5-2 tons. Well, if you use a hydraulic jack with a good metal body, you can achieve pressure forces of about 4-5 tons.
In two of them you need to cut a groove, under the expanding part of the jack. To do this, draw a pen or pencil in place of drilling and sawing.With a wide nozzle, make a hole of the required diameter.Then we cut the edges with a hacksaw or jigsaw.The result was a groove. Irregularities and sharp edges smooth with sandpaper.Next, take the jack and in its sole drill four holes for self-tapping screws for fastening.We fasten the jack to the base - one of the two plates without a groove.For pressing soles, I take quadras from the same board about 10x10 cm in size. And iron for its facing.Screw the metal part to the bar.The edges are bent.We attach the resulting sole to the jack to the jack using a metal strip with two holes It is passed through the jack and screwed to the bar with screws.