Grand Daughters Crib #2: Outside curved panels

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Blog entry by Les Hastings posted 09-15-2008 03:07 AM 1728 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Shaping the legs Part 2 of Grand Daughters Crib series Part 3: Inside curved panels »

The form is made first out of 3/4 mdf. The size is 30 3/4” wide by 41” long by 6 1/2” tall. It consisits of a base and 21 pcs. cut in a curve to match the outside edge of the legs minus 5/8”. The 5/8” is to allow for a 3/8” thick finished panel with a reveal left of 1/4” on the leg.

The panel will be out of one piece of bender board and one piece 1/8” bending birch. First I bagged the Rift Walnut veneer to the 1/8” bending birch with it flat. After the veneer is on the bending birch then its re-bagged to the bender board into the curved shape.

Below is the bagging form finished and ready to go into the bag.



The panel was left in the bag for around 4 hours. I used Tightbond Coldpress glue to glue the veneer and the panel together. Here it is it the bag.


Two panels are needed for the crib so this process was repeated for the second panel. Below is the panel out of the bag still on the form.


The next picture is with the panel just clamped between the crib legs. There will be a 3/8” slot routed into the legs to accept the panel. I’ll be showing how that is done a little later on.


Thanks for having a look!

I’m getting there Babe! Love Dad/Grandpa

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 09-15-2008 03:42 AM

Hey dad! I got on and joined. Jesse and I really like what we are seeing. Its going to look amazing when its all finished. Jesse is an awe of the work you are doing!! Can’t wait to see more! Love you!

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#2 posted 09-15-2008 03:44 AM

Awesome work Les. Now I’m really looking forward to seeing this thing complete.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 09-15-2008 04:14 AM

Oh yeah, I love this stuff!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 09-15-2008 12:34 PM

Love you to Babe!

Thanks Guy’s for your comments!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#5 posted 09-15-2008 02:25 PM

you’re a real artist buddy!

thanks for sharing


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#6 posted 09-15-2008 03:05 PM

Man, that’s a lot of work. Great job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 09-15-2008 10:10 PM

Les, these blogs are absolutely fascinating…like a good book can’t wait for the next chapter..

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#8 posted 09-16-2008 07:28 AM


Your blogs are better than any woodworking magazine article! Even your jigs and forms are works of art!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 09-23-2008 04:34 PM

Dad, I’m anxiously waiting for some updates!!

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