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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 803 days ago 3888 reads 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Valentine’s Day is nearing! Here’s my first attempt at bent lamination. A lot easier than I imagined and opens up a world of possibilities for me to try.



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Betsy

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#1 posted 803 days ago

Really nice video. I may have to try something like that soon. Thanks for taking the time to share.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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SisQMark

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#2 posted 803 days ago

Very nice video Steve. It now appears you just opened up a new door for yourself with another technique. Nice job, I can see you using the bent lamination technique in future projects. I know when I learn something new it reflects in a lot I do. try making a miniature bentwood rocker this year for the fair, maybe. Have you ever tried steam bending? I found a good video on YouTube about steam bending in the microwave. Check into it. Enjoy your day.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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Mark Shymanski

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#3 posted 803 days ago

Thank you for great idea! I learned a really cool process from you.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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rance

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#4 posted 803 days ago

And that’s why we enjoy watching your videos Steve. You include your not so perfect procedures(things you should have done) which makes your program more relatable to more of us. We all go through them. Again, thanks for sharing with us all. Nice box too btw.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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woodsmithshop

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#5 posted 803 days ago

great box and great idea, I had never thought about using my scanner the way you did, good idea,I will try that sometime!

-- Smitty!!!

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Eddie

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#6 posted 802 days ago

nice video Steve im going to make one. no i’ll have make it with a arrow shot thur it i bet the feathers would look good laminated too. Send to my x wifes. then i would have to make 4 no just 3 and a half since i married one of them twice.think ill just let those sleeping dogs lie and make some for my daughters LOL . GREAT VIDEO

-- Jesus is ok with me

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BritBoxmaker

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#7 posted 802 days ago

Good video, Steve, nice project.

It occurred to me that you could use wood veneer for the laminations. Cuts out the planing stage. Perhaps contrasting woods for a striped effect. Just a thought.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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ShopTinker

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#8 posted 802 days ago

I would have thought it would require a complex jig to form a hear shape. You make it look easy Steve. Thanks for another great project video.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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Sanman

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#9 posted 800 days ago

Kool, now I need a glass of milk after seeing all that chocolate. I won’t be able to try this until I get a planner, but I really like the idea and the valentine day reminder.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 798 days ago

Hi, Steve: This is another great project! I have always wondered about bending wood and this technique is a great starting level for doing so. The box is really nice and it will be something that will become a nice keepsake for your sweetie. Another great video for us to learn from. You always make learning new techniques fun!

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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JasonC73

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#11 posted 797 days ago

Great video! I can’t wait to try out some laminations now. Thanks Steve.

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 705 days ago

like the candy year around but no candy for her or flowers on the V. day …. :-)
not that I donĀ“t like to give her flowers and candy …. just I want to deside when and where :-)

nice box though :-)

Dennis

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