Finer Details An Accurately Made Form And A Healthy Dose Of Planning Both Play Important Roles In Producing Furniture Parts With Compound Curves
Finer details an accurately made form and a healthy dose of planning both play important roles in producing furniture parts with compound curves is bookmark about Magazine bookmarked by jim with ID 1738633705 was uploaded on 20-04-2019 and has been viewed 176,318 times.
Making Compound Curves Lead Photo by Michel Visser; Interior Photos by Kathy Ward; Illustration by James Provost Dress the material on all four sides, then resaw it into thin, flexible strips.The thickness of these strips will depend on the severity of the bend and type of species you're working with but a multiple of the strips should equal the thickness of the finished piece.
Cut one str*p and test bend it against the form to get a starting point.If it's difficult to bend, or if it breaks, you will need thinner strips.Thinner strips also have less 'memory', which will reduce spring-back.
The laminations for this table have been machined to 3/32' thick, so eight layers will form the ¾" thick part.In terms of width, you will need to mill the parts much wider than you initially think because after the first glue-up you will have to resaw the curved blank into narrow strips, then plane them flat so they can be glued up a second time.
This second resawing process removes approximately half of the material.When in doubt, start with wider material.For stage one of the glue-up, the set of laminations are glued between two forms.These two forms...