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Project by ToddE posted 08-02-2013 01:49 AM 4964 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Man I haven’t posted on here for ever! I have been super buddy with my full-time job and both rotator cuff surgically rebuilt so i have been down for a couple years. But I figured I would through this on because I had to build this for my church and didn’t really see many on the internet. I have actually never done any type of laminate work or bending wood before but it turned out okay.

-- Allegheny Woodshop

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#1 posted 08-02-2013 03:03 AM

Great job. I’m scratching my head on the bending parts…..

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#2 posted 08-02-2013 05:17 AM

It sure did turn out OK, and them some !
Beautiful & functional at the same time.
Glad to hear you are over your shoulder surgeries.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#3 posted 08-02-2013 09:26 AM

Great work, very clean and nice lines and flow to this. I like the corner shelves flowing down from the counter top.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 08-02-2013 04:53 PM

Boy that turned out great. Good job.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#5 posted 08-03-2013 02:15 AM

Looks very nice! Church should lots of use from that.

I’m guessing there is bent 1X edging on the corners under the laminate.

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#6 posted 08-05-2013 01:29 AM

hotbyte, I don’t know what 1X edging is for the corner stuff. The corners were super…super…super easy….I have never done laminate before and I was very concerned about doing them. Especially, the three corners on the inside where you first walk behind the counter, because they were very sharp, I think they were 2” or 1 1/2” corners. The outside ones were 12”.
For the laminate all I did was applied the adhesives on the MDF and the laminate and let it dry for 40 minutes. I did the inside corners on the counters slowly. I also used a heat gun. I used it on LOW heat and just heated it for about 30 seconds or so. I didn’t know how long to hold it on there so I just did it real quick on low heat and it worked perfectly fine. I did not thin the laminate or shave it down at all!
I know you can find a bunch of stuff on the internet that tells you to sand it all down and shave it or cut the back or heat it forever. But I thought I had a couple extra pieces and see how it went. It bent without any problems the first time on low heat and didn’t snap. I just heated it till it was pretty hot to the touch and I didn’t leave the heat gun in one spot for too long.
I never bent wood either before, but wanted to make the bottom kick board in maple too. So I did cut the back of the 1/4” laminate. I wish I would have made more cuts in it though, closer together I should say. The first one I only cut it about every 1” or so. (like this | | | | | | ) I would cut them every 1/4 next time.
Thanks for the compliments guys.

-- Allegheny Woodshop

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#7 posted 08-06-2013 03:48 PM

Wow! In any angle, it looks great. Like the design and the build. I’m sure your church was very happy and proud of it. Great job!

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#8 posted 10-13-2013 12:54 AM

That’s a fine job you did there. Everything just fits together very nicely.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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