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10-18-2014 01:45 PM

I ran across this video of the Bentley car factory and thought I would share it.

Bentley Factory - Woodwork Shop

-- Brad, Texas,

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#1 posted 10-18-2014 02:55 PM

Beautiful work, but I will stick with dodge, plastic and within my price range.

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#2 posted 10-18-2014 03:10 PM

Very interesting thanks for sharing that Brad

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#3 posted 10-18-2014 03:25 PM

Talk about hand work!!!!
Great vid.


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#4 posted 10-18-2014 03:36 PM

That is well worth watching, another world.
I particularly liked the sequence of stacking the veneer in perfect match, gluing the stack to the curved panel and finally at the very end seeing it finished. It looks like a curved piece of burl 1/4” thick. .......... no sign of the layers.
(Not the same part but I’m sure the same process).


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#5 posted 10-18-2014 07:11 PM

I am very interested in automobiles. A few years ago I read about Rolls Royce. Their automobiles paint was hand brushed until around the mid to late 1940’s.

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#6 posted 10-18-2014 07:39 PM

I thought it was quite interesting, thanks!

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#7 posted 10-18-2014 08:04 PM

I believe there was another video that talked about how they keep veneer from the same flitch used for the car in long term storage for the owner, with the vin# tagged to it. That way they can reproduce the same stuff and have it look exactly the same at any point in the future.

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#8 posted 10-18-2014 08:21 PM

Ooooo, if only…..............

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 10-18-2014 08:25 PM

fascinating how simple skilled manual labour can output such beautiful work
funny though – I thought the wood in these cars was a digitally printed vinyl thermal sealed on the parts
The image could be a photo of the actual wood and then applied
With so much clear coat it would be difficult to tell the difference

inspiring video though and happy to see it’s real wood

-- Greg Simon

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#10 posted 10-18-2014 08:44 PM

I am glad everyone enjoyed the video. I think many of us who are mechanically inclined or just good with our hands, are also partial to cars, for the most part.

I will do woodworking for a while, then switch to car restoration, then ….............., and come back to woodworking!

-- Brad, Texas,

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#11 posted 10-19-2014 05:24 PM

Top-of-the-line dust collection on the drum sander there at 7:47, but how do they control dust from the stroke sander at 10:50?

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#12 posted 10-19-2014 05:57 PM

Top-of-the-line dust collection on the drum sander there at 7:47, but how do they control dust from the stroke sander at 10:50?

- JJohnston

Not sure but it sure seemed like the guy was just having trouble just standing upright. I was thinking there must be a HUGE fan system flowing through the work space.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#13 posted 10-19-2014 07:09 PM

Funny thing! After watching them do all the work veneering, sanding, polishing to a high luster, it ends up looking like plastic.

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#14 posted 03-24-2015 02:22 PM

Thought I would drag this back to the top.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#15 posted 03-24-2015 02:38 PM

Ok, who will be the first to throw some wood on their truck and post it?

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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