While making some quick holiday gifts last December I became intrigued with the process of bending and laminating veneers, on a small scale, armed with a microwave and a handful of scrap veneer pieces (treasures from my school scrap bin), I began the following project.
Circumference of mold was recorded with paper and strips of the veneer where selected, cut, and arranged.
Strips where soaked, wrapped in wet paper towel, and heated in the microwave for only a few seconds to steam them.
Once hot, veneers were wrapped around the mold (This portion proved rather difficult with my limited tools), they where let to dry in the position. When dry I took them off in order, applied glue and re-secured them around the mold. After lamination it needed a lot of work to get to a final product.
Lots of sanding! *
Gunna’ give it a bit more thought before I apply the finish. I want to explore the shape of the opening in the bracelet a bit more. But any thoughts you might share are appreciated!
-- -Jacob Turetsky, Industrial Designer (student), www.Coroflot.com/Jturetsky