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Project by Jnits posted 11-24-2008 02:55 AM 34888 views 134 times favorited 76 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, here is a coffee table I made for a class last semester. I made it out of maple… with a 1/2 in. thick glass top. It was made through a bent lamination technique. It looks good, I think… well, I’m proud of it. It was a finalist in the IWF Atlanta show this year.

The hardest part was making the mold for bending. If anyone is interested in seeing the molds, let me know.

-justin





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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 11-24-2008 02:56 AM

That is just beautiful. Congrats on being a finalist at the IWF show.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 11-24-2008 03:07 AM

wow…this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 11-24-2008 03:07 AM

Very nice bent lamination. It is difficult to do nice work with light woods. They show every flaw.

Well Done!!!!!!

Also, I would be interested in seeing some of the molds. I do bent laminations once in a while and would like to see your technique. You can send me an email if you like.

Thanks, John

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#4 posted 11-24-2008 03:08 AM

That’s amazing! You need to post some progress pictures. So…..I guess I’m letting you know..lol.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#5 posted 11-24-2008 03:22 AM

Justin, welcome to LJ. This table is fabulous. I second Carl’s request. I’d love to see the molds used to do this.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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EricW

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#6 posted 11-24-2008 03:25 AM

beautiful table. Id love to see the molds

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#7 posted 11-24-2008 03:30 AM

That is absolutely awesome. My hat is off to you Justin. Sometimes I wish my semester projects had been with wood instead of electrons. I just had not gotten bitten by the bug at that time.

Keep up the great work. With talent like that, you will be going places.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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Handi75

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#8 posted 11-24-2008 03:35 AM

Interesting.

Unique I can tell you that.

No Bad Critique from me.

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#9 posted 11-24-2008 04:12 AM

Beautiful table! Bent wood lamination is a technique I have yet to try.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#10 posted 11-24-2008 04:23 AM

Mind blower, very unique. Just gorgeous! Great first post.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#11 posted 11-24-2008 04:29 AM

Definitely a mind blower that is awesome. Keep up the geat work

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#12 posted 11-24-2008 04:30 AM

Great job. I like the way the design looks different from the top or from the side.

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#13 posted 11-24-2008 04:38 AM

that’s an absolutely beautiful table.
and your photography is top notch too!

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#14 posted 11-24-2008 04:38 AM

This is magnificent work! You deserved to be proud of it!

Thanks for sharing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#15 posted 11-24-2008 04:43 AM

so awesome….now give us the how-to please! =)

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