Bent-Lamination Dining Room Table #2: Finishing The First Lamination

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Blog entry by JordsWoodShop posted 11-19-2011 04:48 AM 6960 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Building The Form/Mold Part 2 of Bent-Lamination Dining Room Table series Part 3: Project Update »

In this video I mill the timber for the legs to final size, re-saw the leg stock ready for lamination and then its finally onto the lamination process.

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-- Regards, Jordan Crawford,

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#1 posted 11-19-2011 08:02 AM

good job, wish i had cash to throw at a drum sander :/

-- Ben L

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#2 posted 11-19-2011 08:30 AM

Yeah they are a good bit of kit! I probably shouldn’t have bought it with work drying up for the rest of the year (joys of Live theater) but I know it will get a lot of use so in that respect i justified it…

-- Regards, Jordan Crawford,

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#3 posted 11-19-2011 03:50 PM

I’ve gotta try some bent lamination. This is really cool. Sweet drum sander…one of those “I wish I had” tools.

I have a similar planer and always get snipe. Did you made the laminations oversized to cut off the snipe, or do you have a trick for eliminating the snipe.

I spend half my life in live theater…well, not mine…my son’s! Are you involved on stage or in the production? I presume set building?

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#4 posted 11-19-2011 06:46 PM


In this case I made the boards over sized to to avoid the snipe but I have managed to get this planer (or thicknesser) tuned pretty well, snipe is still there but often it is no more than half a millimeter deep, still not great but im able to work around it, But now with the drum sander I can always do the final thickness on that.

With my work (in relation to theatre), Im actually a front of house manager, so dealing with patrons mostly but I am also involved with bump-in’s and out’s (or setup’s) for the backstage side of things, and work the bar every now and then.
I would love to get into set design, especially after seeing how badly put together some of the sets I have had to try re-assemble have been!


-- Regards, Jordan Crawford,

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#5 posted 11-19-2011 06:52 PM


No excuse for the safety glasses here, stupid on my behalf I know! and really should have better practice in my video’s. On the splitter side of things, my saw cant accommodate a splitter that raises and lowers with the blade, So it would always be full height and in the instance I was physically not able to use my splitter as it would have stopped the work piece from being sent through! When I eventually upgrade my table saw a splitter that has height adjustment is a must on my list. I was going to put a voice over explaining this on the video but in the rush of getting it online I forgot.

-- Regards, Jordan Crawford,

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#6 posted 11-21-2011 06:22 AM

Great video I cant wait for the rest of the series.

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