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handi

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01-16-2013 01:42 PM

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I have uploaded a new video to the “Skill Building” page of my website. It is the first of three parts on making bent wood pieces by laminating thin strips together. Free to watch, I hope it is helpful!

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Ralph

-- www.consultingwoodworker.com


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#1 posted 01-16-2013 02:02 PM

Very cool, Ralph. I’ll have to go through them!

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 05:10 PM

Handi, I’ve done some laminating and I have always want to do a twist coming out of a bend. Haven’t figured out how to do it. Have you done anything like that? What would be really awesome is a twist during the bend. I can’t imagine what that jig would look like. Staying simple, I would like to do a bend, twist and then bend back in the same direction you came from. Ideas?

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 06:52 PM

Ralph, excellent info on Bending, we need to see more of this type of skill posted…..... Thanks…....

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#4 posted 01-16-2013 06:57 PM

Gshepard, I have a kerf bending video on the same web page, two more installments on this type of bending and a steam bending video to follow.

-- www.consultingwoodworker.com

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#5 posted 01-16-2013 07:00 PM

DKV,

I’ve not done that, but you could try it by cutting the form faces at the proper twist. Remember that using a greater number of thinner laminations will form more easily. You may also want to soak the strips overnight to make them more pliable.

-- www.consultingwoodworker.com

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#6 posted 01-16-2013 07:02 PM

Thanks handi, I’ll play with that. If successful you’ll hear from me again, if not… :-)

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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