A Guide to Bent Laminations
Chris Gochnour guides you through the steps to creating curved forms in this exclusive three-part video series. Part 1 shows how to make a sturdy bending form
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In the first of three videos, furniture maker Chris Gochnour gets you started in the process of creating curved furniture parts by laminating multiple thin layers of wood, a technique known as bent lamination. An elegant curved part begins with a bending form. Here, Gochnour demonstrates 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.
|Part 3: Gluing Up and Trimming |
Gochnour details his shopmade vacuum bag and demonstrates how to use it to glue up a bent lamination.