|Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor||posted 540 days ago||2825 views||18 times favorited||58 comments|
I recently built a llaminating press so that I could laminate some wood for a different effect to use when sculpting my boxes. This box is the first experiment using the press.
The sides are laminated with three pieces…the first is 1/4” padauk, the middle is 1/4” maple and the third is another piece of 1/4” padauk. The top was to also made of the padauk and maple but I did not have as much padauk as I thought so I ended up using some cumaru that has been gathering dust on the shelf….after all, it is just my first laminated sculpting and an experiment.
Several things I learned from this first laminated box:
...The Titebond III I used seems to bleed through the padauk where the laminated pieces make the transition…especially noticable when using the light maple… Need to experiment with a different glue and/or wood to see if it does a better and less noticable transition.
...Instead of just 3 layers of 1/4” on my next box I will use thinner pieces with more lamination for a different effect.
Other than these things I was satisfied with the experiment.
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