THERE ARE COUNTLESS BOOKS AVAILABLE SHOWING ALL STEPS necessary to create wonderful jewelry boxes, but few give much attention to the interior appointments. I’ve always found that odd, since a beautiful object that doesn’t work well is basically just a piece of sculpture. Don’t get me wrong, I love all art forms and three-dimensional forms are among my favorites. It’s why I studied industrial design in college.
Have you ever wanted to try a veneer laminating project or maybe make a bent laminated form, but were reluctant to buy an electric vacuum pump and bag system costing a few hundred dollars? The Roarockit Skateboard Company (yes, you read it right – a skateboard company) has come up with an inexpensive and ingenious way to vacuum-veneer wood. They call it the Thin Air Press Kit.