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Blog entry by Bud posted 06-07-2010 06:46 AM 6780 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#1 posted 06-07-2010 07:22 AM

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 06-07-2010 07:40 AM

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

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

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#3 posted 06-07-2010 07:41 AM

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

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

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#4 posted 06-07-2010 07:44 AM

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

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#5 posted 06-07-2010 11:42 AM

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 06-07-2010 01:44 PM

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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#7 posted 06-07-2010 02:43 PM

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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