FWW Build Off '08 #5: Wine Rack Installment #5

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Blog entry by RusticElements posted 04-24-2008 06:47 PM 960 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, that didn’t work. I guess I still don’t have enough steam. I’m going to have to go the lamination route. I’ll keep the orientation of the planks the same as on the original board to keep the appearance right. I hope I have enough wood left for the rest of it. Fortunately the rules say you can use multiple boards. I just don’t look forward to spending another 3 hours and mor money to get more.

-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - - -

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#1 posted 04-24-2008 06:53 PM


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#2 posted 04-24-2008 07:34 PM

How long did you let it steam?

I find that if you use a 1/8 piece of flat aluminum on the outer curves it helps to prevent breaking like that.
Kind of like a bending strap. Then I would do the tighest bend first while the wood was most pliable.

The project is looking great so far!

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

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#3 posted 04-24-2008 08:25 PM

It was in the steamer for a couple hours but only warm to the touch. Shouldn’t it be hot? As you can tell, I’ve never used a steamer before.

I like the aluminum idea. I have some here so I’ll have to try it.

-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - - -

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#4 posted 04-24-2008 10:40 PM

ouch!! outer support makes sense

-- making sawdust....

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#5 posted 04-25-2008 01:28 AM

That hurts!.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 04-25-2008 01:49 AM

oooowwwww!!!!! the atitude though….....get some more and try again!!!!!

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#7 posted 04-25-2008 03:45 AM

There’s an old trick, (but don’t know if it will work in this case). Cut short small kerfs through out the width of the board were the curve gets tight. But, you would have to hide the cuts.

-- JJohn

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#8 posted 04-25-2008 04:09 AM

Just wishing you good luck in your endeavors. I appreciate all the details you are sharing. It is quite a ‘story to watch unfold.

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#9 posted 04-25-2008 04:34 AM

Thanks for posting. This is an interesting project. I will be following this one. I like to see projects unfold (and I know how much work it is to keep posting a series)

-- Scott - Chico California

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