Bentwood Abstract Art

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Project by ThorpHighSchool posted 11-07-2014 05:35 PM 1398 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Students had their intro project on design, wood steaming, and learning how to use the power tools. Their biggest problem was how to attach the wood to each other without showing glue or fasteners. They did a great job!

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#1 posted 11-07-2014 06:12 PM

I like these. I’d like to know more about the process they went through.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#2 posted 11-07-2014 06:24 PM

Nice stuff. Indeed ‘the proces’ would be appreciated.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-08-2014 02:47 AM

Nicely done, I bet these would sell well

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 11-22-2014 01:57 PM

The process is we cut 1/4” strips of red oak on the band saw, sand them, place them in a home made wood steamer for around 1 hour, bend them around a form, wait a day, then sand some more and attach them to some scrap wood. The students learn how to use the woodworking machines, finishing techniques, ways of attachment, lumber species, design and problem solving. Not many students look forward to making art in a Tech Ed class, but it is an excellent way to introduce the students with no knowledge or refined skill to woodworking.
Thanks for the comments. My students appreciate it.

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