Been wanting a press for sometime now. 12T Coal Iron $3K, 16T $4700, various others all over the place! I dont have the disposable income now but, I still want a press! What to do?? BUILD IT!! Had the book a friend with a Coal 12T (which I based mine loosly off of). Been chipping away at it for a few months now when I get a few extra bucks and can afford it. Have most of the frame mocked up and the rest of the pieces gathered with the exception of hoses and fittings (waiting to see how long I need after I mount press pump etc...). Needs a bit of tweaking before all final assembly, welding and painting. Took a lot more time than I thought it would and I'm still not done! On the plus side I should be into it for less than $1500 all in including some new shop tools!