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Laminating Wood #1: Laminating Wood, Part 1 - laminating curved parts in wood

121 days ago by GnarlyErik | 11 comments »

Laminating Wood The word ‘laminate’ comes from the Latin ‘lamina’ meaning ‘thin slice, plate, leaf or layer’ which is pretty close to our modern meaning. Funny how that often works, eh? During my career I have learned a fair amount about laminating wood. There are surely others out there who know far more about specific sorts of laminating than me and I do not pretend to know it all, but am happy to share what I have learned. There are several reasons for laminating or glueing separate pieces of wood together, to wit: 1. To construct a curved shape in wood with a shorter radius bend or curve than a solid piece of wood can achieve without breaking;2. To make a larger and bigger...

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