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Arched Bed #6: Golden Arches

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Blog entry by newTim posted 1768 days ago 2797 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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About time to move on to something else but first I have to finish the other two arches. I used the form and top arch to shape the bottom arch and just the top arch for the cap arch which is made out of jatoba. The other two are maple. I used Titebond III on the maple arches and barely had enough working time. I used Titebond Plastic Resin glue on the jatoba. It foamed up a lot and had plenty of open time, but it is expensive. Next time around I think I’ll try my hand at mixing up my own.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com



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#1 posted 1768 days ago

great start

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#2 posted 1768 days ago

That is pretty nice. Thanks for sharing.

-- Mike, VT

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#3 posted 1767 days ago

From these pics, the grain lines look pretty good on the laminations. Is the springback of the Jatoba going to cause problems?

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#4 posted 1767 days ago

Thanks all… captkerk, sharp eyes by you. No, I don’t think the spring back will be a problem because all three arches will be connected to each other so I will be able to clamp them together nice and tight. The Jatoba arch is only 1” thick and about 3” wide so it doesn’t have as much lateral resistance? as the other two. The others are 3 1/2” thick and 1 1/2” and 1” wide respectively.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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