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Blog series by albachippie updated 1393 days ago 2 parts 13011 reads 3 comments total

Part 1: Steam Box

1393 days ago by albachippie | 2 comments »

In a recent forum topic I asked for help on curving a desk front. A suggestion came from Kent Shepherd to try water or steam bending. I have to say that I instantly dismissed this idea, more through fear of the unknown than anything else!Well, I tried laminating 4mm strips of oak, but just couldn’t get the finish I wanted, so, I decided to at least look into steam bending. Well, yet again, my Lumberjocks family has come through!I didn’t have to look very hard to find lots of entri...

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Part 2: Cutting curves with a router

1393 days ago by albachippie | 1 comment »

For the project I am currently working on, I required a perfect curve for the front of a desk and for two shelves. Because the top material is Melamine Faced Chipboard, I decided to strengthen this by using construction grade ply. This gave me a good practice material to get the curve right, before cutting the MFC, which is 3 times the price of ply! Although I own two routers, I have never really used them to cut. I was looking through Fine Woodworking website and came across a build off vide...

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