Replacing A Bent Lamination
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CLASSIC THONET CHAIR NEEDS A REPAIR.A client contacted me with an interesting request.He had owned a classic Thonet brand laminated wood chair for a number of years, which he bought at a garage sale for a song.
Everything seemed to be in good condition when he bought it, however upon further inspection, the back-rest stay had delaminated and cracked.He asked me if I could make a new one to replace the old, broken one.
He'd searched for years to find a woodworker to tackle the task and was thrilled when I accepted the challenge.A CRACKED LAMINATION! The stays looked fine, but a close survey revealed a stress cr*ck where the screws held the stay to the seat.
The cr*ck didn't go all the way through the lamination, however the seat back flexed too much, and was in danger of breaking at any time.ROLL GLUE TO LAMINATE THE FORM.The first step in fabricating a bent-wood lamination is to make a form blank.
For this project, I made a two-part form that sandwiches my laminations during glue-up (Some complex bent laminations might require three or four segments to direct clamping pressure in the right directions).
I measure my...