I used it quite a bit in my previous sailboat for laminated table and
shelf fiddles, water stops at the bottom of bulkheads, etc .
Tightest curve was about 9 inch radius.
If done carefully, it works fine.
Grain is sometimes a bit squirrelly.
I used West 105 for adhesive and top seal, then varnished 6 or more
coats of clear gloss varnish (what ever it took to fill the grain),
then a spray on coat of satin. Phenomenal results!
On Thursday, January 8, 2015 9:55:55 AM UTC-6, Richard wrote:
Air dried stock or kiln dried?
I once tried laminating kiln dried walnut, 1/8" laminates, into a slight bo
w, for a front chair seat frame rail. At least half of the laminates broke
or split, in some fashion, and the remaining didn't laminate very well, ei
ther.... even after soaking a second and third batch of laminates in hot wa
ter for a good long time (hours). I had selected my straightest grain of s
tock, to cut the laminates - 1.25" wide & 2' long. I ended up (bandsaw) cu
tting the rail from 1.5X4 stock, rather than laminating.
I'm not sure if it was me (approach & technique) or the wood, but I've sinc
e not had much confidence in laminating kiln dried wood.
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