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Blog entry by Bud posted 1507 days ago 4221 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#1 posted 1507 days ago

Bud,
That is great for a first try. I purchased a book a week or so ago on doing bent laminations and I’m going try my own hand at experimenting. What type of wood did you work with?
Your lamination looks great, impressed.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#2 posted 1507 days ago

Looks like a good program you have there. How thick are the laminates?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1507 days ago

BTW. J0hnson’s paste wax is a great release agent. Might be a little less messy than WD-40.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1507 days ago

Good job Bud I use packing tape so no release agent is necessary

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#5 posted 1507 days ago

Thanks for the pics. I have had a plan in my head for a jewerly box that has bent wood in it. It helps me out with the jig.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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skeeter

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#6 posted 1507 days ago

Let me preface, I have never done this. I have however annealed brass handrail shapes red hot and bent them around forms. What I would have done is bent your lams to the convex piece. In other words, bend around something not into something. If that makes sense? You could use those little clamp blocks (if they were square shaped) to temporarily hold all the lams together while you bring the concave form on.

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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ratchet

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#7 posted 1507 days ago

Really awesome for your first go at it! Yes, bent lams are really strong…and really cool looking in my mind. What are you making? A chair, or snowshoes, or hockey stick???
I’ve always wanted to make a hammock stand using bent laminations.

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