A shop press built from spare parts? Yep!
Capable of exerting a pressure of 4,000 ibs., this husky little screw press can be put to a number of uses in the small machine shop. Besides being useful as an arbor press as shown in Fig. 1, it also can be used for forming and for stamping medium-gauge sheet metal, using special-shaped dies as in Figs. 2 and 3.