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Project by Jeff Dubofsky posted 1494 days ago 1217 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Didn’t know how this was going to look as a corner piece for our living room, so I first made it of pine scraps that I had around the shop. The final will be made from walnut with laminated distressed copper panels on all 4 sides (if I can figure out the best way to permanently laminate the copper to the plywood!) I will also use full 1” stock for the top

Any suggestions on how to effectively laminate thin copper sheets (5 mil ) to plywood? Will a standard contact cement work long term, or is there a special contact product? Should I rough up the glued side of the copper? Any help would be greatly appreciated, and thanks for looking!

-- jdubo, Hartland Wisconsin..."If you see a flaw in my work take a (big) step back!"





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majuvla

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#1 posted 1494 days ago

Classy!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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smitty22

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#2 posted 1494 days ago

Nice proportions, sure looks like classic Greek to me!

I would sure look at one of the 3M Fastbond contact adhesive products, or even call one of their application engineers. They have been great to deal during my time in the aerospace industry.

Best of luck with the production version, will look forward to seeing it.

-- Smitty

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Jeff Dubofsky

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#3 posted 1494 days ago

Thanks Dale…I just sent an email to “tech support” at 3M….I’ll keep you posted on any developments. I’ve also been advised to use liquid nails….not sure about that yet….

-- jdubo, Hartland Wisconsin..."If you see a flaw in my work take a (big) step back!"

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Da5idVa

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#4 posted 1494 days ago

has anyone used the Outwater Numetal products?

http://www.outwatercatalogs.com/lg_display.cfm/catalog/2010_master_catalog/page/501

Lookes like they sell in 4×8 which might not be cost effective for you.

Ive only used liquid nails from a caulking tube. It is very goo-ee

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1494 days ago

Very nice Jeff

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Built2Last

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#6 posted 1494 days ago

There is a couple of folks on ebay that sells the copper. I don’t see why regular contact cement wouldn’t work unless the copper is so thin that rolling the copper down puts creases in it. Can’t wait to see the finished product. Maybe you can sell this one on craig’s list or somewhere else and pay for the next one. That would make it even sweeter!!!

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lou

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#7 posted 1494 days ago

very simple design,very clean design.i especially like the molding on the bottom.a very well done peice.thanks for the pics.

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Jeff Dubofsky

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#8 posted 1494 days ago

Haven’t purchased from Outwater….found a great site a while back that has a nice assortment of restoration and unique products:

http://www.vandykes.com

3M got back to me and recommended using 468MP adhesive. I’ll check it out…thanks for the nice comments, and I hope you are all enjoying your summer.

-- jdubo, Hartland Wisconsin..."If you see a flaw in my work take a (big) step back!"

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Chip

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#9 posted 1410 days ago

Just saw this because of your newest posting. Man I love when people take simple and inexpensive wood and turn it into a thing of beauty through craftsmanship and attention to detail, even if it is just a prototype. Terrific piece Jeff!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Jeff Dubofsky

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#10 posted 1410 days ago

Thanks again, Chip. Any suggestions on the best finish for this piece? I’ve thought about spraying it with a semi gloss paint, but would rather stain it. I haven’t had good results with staining pine. (I’m not very good with finishes, period) Even though I use the sealer, it always still seems to turn “blotchy”. I would like to get a nice dark, rich color with, maybe, lighter panels. I don’t want it to look too much lick pine or “rustic” as it won’t match the design. Any suggestions?

-- jdubo, Hartland Wisconsin..."If you see a flaw in my work take a (big) step back!"

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