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Forum topic by Don posted 03-27-2015 05:20 PM 669 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2015 05:20 PM

Howdy folks,

A client has asked me to make a round Walnut chess table with drawers for storage on each end.

What is the best technique for the rounded sides? Should I try bending plywood?


-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#1 posted 03-27-2015 05:27 PM

I’d try a circle jig on a bandsaw before I’d start bending plywood. Just my opinion.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#2 posted 03-27-2015 05:42 PM

This is the look I’m going for…..Top isn’t a problem but the sides are where I’m looking for guidance

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#3 posted 03-27-2015 05:43 PM

Laminate 1/16” thick strips together around a form until you get the thickness you need.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#4 posted 03-27-2015 06:38 PM

Iwud, make a frame out of hardwood and bandsaw the circle. Then either finish it, with the seams showing, or veneer it with your species of choice to hide all the seams.

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