|Project by JimKing201||posted 08-19-2008 10:40 PM||1231 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I am at a stand still on how to glue and bend the veneer for the seat. I will be using 3 plys, with the center being .200 thick – grain horizontal. Front and back of chair seat will be vertical grain white oak, .045 thick.
The seat will be about 20 inches wide by 42 inches long. The top of ply will be straight down then about a 6 inch radius bend, a relatively flat seat, then bend about 4 inch radius curved downward which will be the ‘front’ of the seat.
The problem is because of the size, and my concern that the form that I make will not have pressure through-out the entire surface of the ply, is whats keeping me from finishing this project.
Any ideas, comments, questions, pictures, advice, experience, etc., will help in getting this monkey off my back and get me going on this again.
This project was inspired by an old Wisconsin Chair Company piece. Its all quarter sawn white oak, with only the rockers being white ash. The backs were made from a 2×4 being resawed, planed and glue back together in a form. I am not set up for steam bending yet. I made several trial and errors steam bending and ended up with a bunch of kindling wood.
Thanks for looking, Jim.
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