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Old 28-02-19, 08:49 AM
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Interesting build, is it going to be solid wood or will you use lamination to get the bends?
Will be using thin plywood sheets for the bends

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Old 28-02-19, 08:56 AM
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Interesting build, is it going to be solid wood or will you use lamination to get the bends?
All you need to do is dive too deep......

I'd imagine you would need to use steam for bends that tight.
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Old 28-02-19, 09:56 AM
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All you need to do is dive too deep......

I'd imagine you would need to use steam for bends that tight.
Bends at 90degree may need gradual steaming and curing. Much like an acoustic guitar.
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Old 28-02-19, 12:52 PM
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Will be using thin plywood sheets for the bends
Looking forward to see how this comes together.

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All you need to do is dive too deep......

I'd imagine you would need to use steam for bends that tight.
LOL...ashamed to admit that took me a minute.
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Old 28-02-19, 07:26 PM
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Bends at 90degree may need gradual steaming and curing. Much like an acoustic guitar.
The material just needs to be thin enough and using a damp rag on the sheets will help before bending and gluing
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Old 04-03-19, 03:33 PM
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So this is how I will be bending and making the top and bottom "handles"

I need something to bend the thin sheets around so that was part 1 of the process and that was easily done with some MDF scrap pieces.



Here is the template rounded and covered in tape to avoid the glue from sticking.



Here is the material I will be using.



I also made a outer part for the template by bending 5mm plywood, that will also help equalize the pressure along the curve.



And now ever thing is ready to be glued together and clamped down, the grain of each sheet is going against each other to get a stronger final product. You can also see the template was made with "shelves" to make clamping easier.



Here is a better picture of the layers.



And I also made a second one the next day.

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Old 04-03-19, 05:42 PM
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good progress, can not wait to see how this turns out, i really want to make a solid oak case

did you over bend them to allow for spring back?
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Old 04-03-19, 06:31 PM
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good progress, can not wait to see how this turns out, i really want to make a solid oak case

did you over bend them to allow for spring back?
I did some quick tests and spring back was minimal when grain of each sheet is going against each other
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Old 10-03-19, 10:37 AM
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More work on the handles.









I made grooves in the handles using the big router in previous picture.







Now just cut both of those in half and I will have my four handels.







And a few pictures without tape.



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Old 10-03-19, 10:59 AM
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Wow. Proper nice.
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