Splitsville bar tops

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Project by grosa posted 08-31-2010 05:18 AM 2763 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is 2 bar tops 1 the ” J ” bar and 2 the kidney shape top. There are a bunch of pics for this one.

-- Have a great day.

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#1 posted 08-31-2010 05:22 AM

nice. any pictures of the finished product?

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#2 posted 08-31-2010 05:30 AM

Coming up in a few min.

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#3 posted 08-31-2010 05:36 AM

interested in the construction method. is it just veneer over a core? how did you form the curves

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#4 posted 08-31-2010 05:36 AM

Wow! That’s a big job! If we had that many clamps we could sell them and retire. Oops! We ARE retired.

Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 08-31-2010 05:45 AM

F3rr3t, We cut the bar top on the CNC out of combo core ( maple veneer on the outside 1/8” of mdf then plywood then mdf then veneer) You buy it that way. It comes in 4×8 sheets 3/4” thick. The mdf layer gives you a smooth finish, no grain. then I took the strips and clamped them to the shape of the bar.

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#6 posted 08-31-2010 05:47 AM


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#7 posted 08-31-2010 05:49 AM

Honestly, I don’t think he has enough clamps! ;-)

What kind of establishment is getting this bar? Upscale? Swanky?

That is one large project! Do you use one of those laser measuring devices I’ve seen on Homes by Holmes?
It’s pretty complicated to lay that out.

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#8 posted 08-31-2010 06:26 AM

RonPeters, This bar is going to Splitsville in West Virginia. No sir we did not use a digitizer, I do have one it’s 14’ long. The company will send us a digital file or we will go there and make a template. If they send a digital file we use Auto cad or Rino to make a tool path to cut it on a CNC.

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#9 posted 08-31-2010 10:40 AM

Great glue up and nice big shop you have! Must be fun.

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#10 posted 08-31-2010 03:03 PM

holy clamps!

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#12 posted 01-10-2011 08:55 PM

Great how to photos. Looks like it’s going to be a beauty.

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