Curved, Tapered Laminations with a Twist

Presentation to the Guild of NH Woodworkers—November 23, 2013

Introduction

-Personal introduction
-Description of music stand
-Summary of Topics to be covered

  1: Why are laminations useful?
  2: Materials and equipment
  3: Form construction
  4: Lamination preparation
  5: Glue-up
  6: Clean-up
  7: Shaping

Purpose of Laminations

- Strength
- Design Possibilities
- Material Conservation
Materials and Equipment
- Wood Choice
- Glue vs Epoxy
- Clamps

Form Construction

- Form Material  (MDF vs. Plywood)
- Making a pattern
- Flush cutting
- Adding a twist
- Prep for glue-up

Lamination Preparation

- Blank Preparation
- Resawing
- Tapering sleds

Glue-up

- Everything in its right place
- Don’t do it by yourself

Clean-up

-  Strategies for getting your final shape

Shaping

-  Considerations

Conclusion

-  Summary of Important Topics

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