Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! So I'm getting much more serious in at least rounding up the parts for my press build. I got to use salems C press and like that style. So with that in mind I came across a section of I beam that I'm thinking might work. It seams rather beefy and from flat to flat measures 16". The only catch is that it's only 36" long and I'm wondering if I can squeeze in all the required "stuff" onto this 36" area and still have a usable stroke. I was looking at different rams from surplus center and it seams like you can get some rather short ones. I'm looking for some advice on weather or not this is worth going after. I will try and get a pic and some actual dimensions. Thanks guys.