Just a note on your clamping technique... (I don't have the proper laminating press either
) you should put a very ridged piece on top/bottom, before the clamps to spread the pressure out as far as possible... just having the clamp surface causes it to make pressure at that point only, and will actually bow the wood, though a small amount, and you may see the difference in the thickness of the pinstriping... at least you should use a 3/4" thick pad under each clap point... I use 3/4" particle board and it works pretty well... not as good as the proper press, but good enough that I know it's evenly pressed, and you can't see the variations in the laminations. Those are some pretty big gaps between clamps, and using the 3/4" pads would spread the squeeze out more... more clamps would help too, but I know, they are expensive!
Looks like you got some nice wood there "o) can't wait to see it finished.
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