Tim Taylor wrote:
> Question for the guys that laminate stuff all the time. I fixing to
> small half round table for the end of my hallway. I'm going to do
> walnut to match the living room furniture. I need to make a half round
> apron obviously laminated. How thick do you all resaw the pieces?
> you do the whole apron in walnut or just the outside piece and use a
> secondary wood for the rest? What type of glue to use, gorilla or
> titebond? I've got the form made, hopefully that was the hardest
> never done any laminating or bending before, and what I've googled
> didn't answer what I wanted. Many thanks!
So you want to use some boat building techniques huh<G>?
I'd probably use 1/8"-1/4" thick stock for laminating depending on the
radius of the piece.
Run some tests on a couple of pieces to see if they will conform to
your jig before cutting all the stock.
Since the laminations are not going to be visible, use walnut for the
whole thing. Why? Because you only have one material to handle.
Epoxy. Get a slow hardener and mix small batches. Will give you time
You don't indicate the width of the lamination, maybe 4"-5"?
Spring back can be a little squirrelly.
Plan on some spring back, probably something like 1/8"-1/4". You might
get lucky and not have any. Another reason to use only one type material.
Don't be in a hurry to get the piece out of the clamps.
I have left some laminations for a week.