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Forum topic by Mogebier posted 04-25-2010 05:47 PM 5388 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mogebier

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04-25-2010 05:47 PM

http://dornob.com/surreal-storage-curved-cabinets-dressers-bookcases/

-- You can get more with a kind word and a 2 by 4, than you can with just a kind word.


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#1 posted 04-25-2010 06:09 PM

Where am I for the last decade? , One of the best design I ever seen.

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#2 posted 04-25-2010 07:40 PM

i would have to go with bending ply. it’s very thin plywood that can bend in all types of rads. afew layers and some solid wood to cover the edges and you have some funny looking furniture.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 04-25-2010 10:43 PM

Pretty cool stuff. Don’t look like it would be too hard to duplicate.

-- The older I get the faster I was.

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#4 posted 04-25-2010 11:58 PM

all my stuff looks like that after a few crown royals… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 04-26-2010 12:56 AM

Standard Kerfcore is the wrong product for this application. It’s mainly for one sided laminate applications. Their Timberflex or Flexboard would work, but you’d still need to laminate a layer of bending plywood on the inside.

But these can cost over $100/sheet. A less expensive option is to cut kerfs in standard MDF, about 5/8” deep in 3/4” mdf, every 3/4” or so, depending on the severity of the curve. Then glue a layer of 1/8” bending plywood on the kerfed side, to lock the shape in place. That’s how we built curved work at my last job, but we had the benefit of a CNC saw to cut the kerfs.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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Steven H

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#6 posted 04-26-2010 04:01 AM

Why dont you send the company an email and ask what material they are using?
http://www.straightlinedesigns.com/flashsite/straightline2.html

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Mogebier

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#7 posted 04-26-2010 08:52 PM

Bendable birch ply sounds fun.
I think I might play around with some.
Thanks all.

-- You can get more with a kind word and a 2 by 4, than you can with just a kind word.

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#8 posted 04-26-2010 09:07 PM

I used to make my own kerfcore type stuff before they came up with the real thing. Mounted 4 (good quality) 8” skilsaw blades with 1/4” masonite spacers in between on my tablesaw and only had to move the fence 1/4 as many times. I used 3/4 birch or maple shop and left about 3/32 of the top surface.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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