Weaving a lattice


Anyone have any suggestions on how to glue this up once you've cut and fit the joints? What if the wood is relatively inflexible - is there a specific order you can do it in?
TIA. JP
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Jay Pique wrote:

Wow. The drawing I received shows a woven lattice, but I'll tell you, I think it's going to be a huge PITA to get it assembled. The only idea I have right now is to steam it so it's bendable enough to get it woven together. Something's not right...
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Jay Pique wrote:

Did I say PITA? I meant EFPITA. Once the wood splits it becomes much easier to get the parts assembled. Given the strength of modern glues I don't know why I didn't just skip the weave. Actually, I do know - I didn't think of it and simply followed the drawing I was presented. I didn't think it through. Lesson learned.
If I were to attempt it again, without steaming, I'd set up bending blocks starting from the middle, so the entire lattice would flex some from the inside out. Even that would have been of marginal help though. I really don't know how this is accomplished absent wetting or steaming the wood. Once the dados are cut they become prime starting points for splitting. You could clamp the rear of them, but that would put more stress on the front edge, towards which your weaving. Hmmmm...
JP **************** Meliora.
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Upon further reflection, I now understand why they probably wove the wood in the first place - they had too. The lattices I'm making (after long delay) are for map and paper document restoration and conservation and are called karibari. My guess is that since they didn't have the benefit of modern adhesives that would resist H20 and other liquids they simply wove the wood and then dowel pegged the frame around the outside. They also most likely used thinner stock than I used. Live and learn.
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