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Browse Michael Fortune’s gallery of furniture and you’ll quickly know that he’s an expert on curved work. His method for creating a veneered curved panel uses a veneer press and a shopmade bending form. Ribs, spacer blocks, and a cover sheet make the form strong enough to withstand the vacuum’s pressure and serve as a jig for routing the ends of the panel square. Fortune’s tips for perfect curved panels include using the vacuum bag to make the bending form itself, putting together a cross-grain sandwich for a rigid panel, using the form as a template to trim the ends, dialing in the edges with a digital gauge, banding the edges, and applying the face veneers one at a time. To read about how to do it, see Curved Panels Made Easy in FWW issue # 210.
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