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Forum topic by mnorusis posted 08-19-2010 03:31 PM 1315 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-19-2010 03:31 PM

I have an idea for a project that will require some bent laminations, so I’m doing some research. There are certainly lots of artciles here and elsewhere on line that have given me a good start.

Can anyone recommend a good resource that can help me figure out the minimum radius for a curve when factoring in the thickness of the lamination pieces and the type of wood? Or, if you have done this before, do you typically just experiment to see what will work? My initial thought (design in my head) is using walnut and a 4 or 5 inch inside radius.

If there is a good book on this (or a larger book that covers this in depth as a part of the larger book) anyone can recommend, I would certainly be interested in picking something up.


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#1 posted 08-20-2010 02:04 AM


Fine Woodworking has a 3 part video by Chris Gochnour, A Guide to Bent Laminations, that will get you started. In “Techniques ” there are more articles. Also Wood Magazine and Popular Woodworking are places to start.


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