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Forum topic by mkrok posted 11-23-2010 06:00 AM 965 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mkrok

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11-23-2010 06:00 AM

I have a project that I would like to put a simple (round over or ogee) profile on. I plan to use oak plywood as I would like to stay away from the cost of solid wood. The piece is has both concave and convex bezier curves. Not too gnarley but I’m not sure if I can bend a piece of 3/4” square red oak over the curves or not.

The goal is to try and stay away from the cost of solid wood construction and bent lamination due to the cost of material and time. At least for me.

The piece conssists of 2 layers oak ply stepped about 3/4” in so that I get a layers look on the profile of 1 1/2 ”. The piece is in the shape of a shield, geometric not organic. 48” high and 24” wide. Here is an image of my sketch up for the outline.

Thanks in advance

Michael

-- Michael, South Florida, http://www.MallardSolutions.com


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FirehouseWoodworking

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#1 posted 11-23-2010 06:37 AM

Sorry to say, Michael, but I don’t see you being able to make those kind of bends without laminating the edge banding.

The only other option would be to trace the edge onto solid stock, cut out the inside of the curves on a band saw, then glue them on. After the glue dries, cut the final shape out, again on the band saw, then route your profile.

Either way, it’s going to take a chunk of time.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 11-23-2010 06:51 AM

That’s comforting – Thanks
I guess if it were easy, it woudn’t be any fun.

Thanks for your input
Michael

-- Michael, South Florida, http://www.MallardSolutions.com

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#3 posted 11-23-2010 08:36 AM

Actually I think it is easy. 2 simple glue ups, 2 templates. I have to band saw and rout the edges – no matter what. The cost for about 20 bd/ft of solid stock is close to the amount of plywood, and solid stock I need to edgeband it.

-- Michael, South Florida, http://www.MallardSolutions.com

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