|Forum topic by Ben||posted 08-08-2010 12:29 AM||1168 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
08-08-2010 12:29 AM
here’s what i did:
layed out with string and nails. rough cut with jigsaw, sanded to line with belt sander and hand sanded as near perfect as i could see.
i then ripped 3” strips of “whacky wood.” luckily, an 8’ strip goes entirely around my diameter with room to spare.
i brad nailed the first piece at the joint, pulled nice and tight.
then i slathered the two remaining pieces with glue and attempted to bend them on and clamp them up.
i had dripped some holes in some places to allow the clamp to be perpendicular to the bend.
somehow, there are huge gaps all over the place where the plys have been squashed out of the intended shape and are not even touching the form in some places, i would say about 3/16” in some places.
so, i would say this go around is a total failure. i’m not sure what i did wrong, but obviously there is a better way to do this, eh?
should i have lammed all three plys together first, then start clamping it on?
i ran out of titebond III about half way and had to use regular titebond.
any advice for how to continue would be appreciated.
i think i can still use the form, and i’ll get some better glue.
what do you think of using ratcheting band straps instead of clamps, or in addition to clamps?
i know this is cheesy, but what about simply screwing all three plys to the form at intervals, then removing the screws after glue is cured, filling holes and gluing on the veneer?
it seems that for all the time i spent messing around with the form and trying to glue today, i could have built the apron in brick-lay style and been done by down. not sure…