|Project by tinnman65||posted 06-21-2013 09:52 PM||2306 views||6 times favorited||13 comments|
I recently returned from a week at Marc Adams School of Woodworking were I made this little table. The class was Curvy Furniture Using Boat building Techniques with David Orth. The table is made from 1/8th” mdf and it is put together using a stitch and glue method that is used in making small boats and kayaks. I have a love of all things curvy when it comes to furniture and its really a great way to get some great curves in your design not to mention it’s actually quite easy.The last few pics are of the process.You basically stitch together thin mdf with copper wire, coat the inside with epoxy,and coat the inside and outside and corners with an epoxy & wood dust mix. Glue the top and bottom on, cut the the wires and sand smooth and its ready for veneer.
I veneered mahogany to the sides and added a piece of what I think is waterfall bubinga to the top. Its a pc. of veneer I’ve had for years that came in a marquetry pack so if I’m wrong and you know what it is let me know. I used a method of painting on PVA glue on the veneer and substrate and letting it dry then reactivating the glue and attaching it to the project with a clothes iron. I would not suggest this method to anyone that is why I am watching with rapt attention to the hide glue and protein glue video’s from our fellow lumberjocks shipwright, WPatrick, and Patricelejeune. I just need to get that darn glue pot and start learning! I have a larger table made with the same technique but I want to veneer it with hide glue so I guess I want to learn a little more about protein glue before I give that a shot. .Thanks for looking.
-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams