Took me a little while to do the steel work on the jig. Have to make the somewhat C-clamp with push block. Cutting threaded bars and looking for the nuts. Shaping the push blocks (made from ebony) become tiresome after making 16 pieces. These are made from scraps. Here are some self explanatory photos… I give notes on some important aspects and ideas that you can grab suited for your project and availability of materials: Notes: 1) The piece that was bended was narra ripped by ...
I Just Had To Share The Excitement! I was getting ready to pull a project out of the vacuum press and I decided this would be the perfect time to shoot a test video for my new audio equipment. Besides that, popping the vacuum press open is one of my favorite moments in the shop – and now you get to share in it! In this video, I do not get specifically into the step-by-step of bent lamination and using the vacuum press, but it is highly informative. You will get to see the actual m...
I started to tag this on to someone else’s project post but thought they might not appreciate me hijacking their thread. So here it goes: HOW TO BUILD A (BEGINNER’S) BENTWOOD RING: 1) Soak your thin veneer of choice in some water for a while. It doesn’t even have to be hot water. 2) Glue and wrap said veneer around a ‘thing’(preferrably a round ‘thing’) and let it dry. Go-Rilla glue works. 3) Remove it from the ‘thing...
See: http://www.squidoo.com/stoutwoodworks I’m posting this mostly for myself, but if it’s helpful to anyone else, that’s great! I’ve been thinking of trying to make some wooden rings—to use up small bits of wood and (more importantly) to practise my skills (and patience!) working in miniature. The article outlines three techniques for constructing wood rings: bent wood, layering, and combination. The author also nicely illustrates why a ring made from ...
I was asked by a fellow Lumberjocker to further detail the process of bent lamination. I am sure that there are many of you FAR more qualified to document this then I but in the spirit of sharing knowledge and to honor a request I have blogged this process in a more indepth manor. Please note that I have included pictures from two separate projects. I start by building forms from MDF. I prefer to use light weight MDF if you can find it but the standard stuff works well too albeit alot h...
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