A Guide to Bent Laminations: Part III
Part 3 of 3: Laminating veneers with a shopmade vacuum bag
One method for gluing up laminated plies into a curved furniture part is with a vacuum press. In this video, the third in this three-part series, furniture maker Chris Gochnour details his shopmade vacuum bag and demonstrates how to use it to glue up a bent lamination. Part 1: Making a Sturdy Bending Form Learn how to build a sturdy plywood form and shape its curved components with a router template. Part 2: Resawing Thin Plies from Thick Lumber Produce your own veneers from a single board to create a finished piece that looks like a solid piece of wood.