|Forum topic by danr||posted 02-21-2010 08:01 AM||1559 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
02-21-2010 08:01 AM
I have been thinking about and working out a design for a hall/entry table that I would like to make for my home. The design would involve creating some curved legs using, I think, the bent lamination technique. I have never done bent lamination so this will be a first for me. I have looked into the vacume press approach but I do not want to go that route at this time. I would prefer to go the route of a bending form (positive and negative form) using clamps. There is a good deal of information out there regarding this subject so I am comfortable on how to proceed.
The problem is that I can not find a source for the kind of clamps that I will need! I have been looking for a source for the big, heavy-duty, “deep-throat”, I-bar, style of clamps that I see in many of the on-line demo’s / articals that I have studied. Typically, when I see these clamps in these articals they look to be “very-old” / vintage tools. I am starting to think that maybe these kind of clamps are not easily available today.
In any case, if anyone can give me a pointer as to where these items could be obtained, I would greatly appreciate it.
If there is one thing that I have learned in my 20+ years of building furniture:
“you can never have too many clamps”