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Posted: 07/20/21 09:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After bending those small pieces of wood, gradually making the radius smaller a day at a time, it's time to start using them for something useful.

First step it to put 2 of them side by side like this.



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Posted: 07/20/21 09:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Next is to add a little bit of glue and put a third piece on top of the first 2, with the top piece partly on each piece underneath. That would be the piece with the pencil on top.



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Posted: 07/20/21 09:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since I want to make a fairly sharp bend, I apply a little glue, then bend the pieces around the corner, using a bunch of clamps to hold things in place, and let it harden until the next day.

This setup here has 3 layers on it, and I'll have to decide whether I want more layers than that or not.



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Posted: 07/21/21 04:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I must have missed it, but what will these bent strips be used for or you going to hold us in suspense for a while longer?


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Posted: 07/21/21 09:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sundancer268 wrote:

I must have missed it, but what will these bent strips be used for or you going to hold us in suspense for a while longer?




You did not miss it. I haven't revealed it yet. Anybody want to take a guess?

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Posted: 07/21/21 09:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Somedays, ya just gotta use a bunch of clamps to make the wood do what you want it to. Lol.



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Posted: 07/21/21 09:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fortunately, the first one, since it has 3 layers, is holding it's curved shape really well, as I add a couple of extra strips, one on top and the other on the botom.



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Posted: 07/22/21 09:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After slightly gluing some of the small strips of wood to my pattern board yesterday, (no, I didn't know until today), I decided to take a little precaution to stop that from happening again.

I tore off a piece of shrink tape and laid it sticky side up, so any glue that may squeeze out between the strips, will stick to the tape instead of to the wood.



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Posted: 07/22/21 09:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here you can see that I have 5 pieces down side by side next to the tape, and then added 4 strips for the next layer, and after that I added another 3 pieces for the 3rd layer, obviously, straddling the joints to increase strength.



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Ok, after that, it's time to add some clamps to keep everything following the pattern while the glue dries.



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Nothing like using a bunch of clamps to hold everything together.

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