Link of the week

Making a form and  a bent lamination

Building furniture with straight lines and square corners is a great accomplishment. But, when you throw things a curve … wow.

Online woodworking how-to guru Al Navas of Sandal Woods Blog built a table with some sweet curved legs a few years back. While there were many compliments, there were many more that came in about how he built those legs.  Al used the tried-and-true method of bent lamination – an easy way to make the curve without having to create a steam box.

To answer those e-mails, Al created a tutorial page that takes readers from layout to form preparation to resawing the stock to the think strips required to make the lamination.  Even if you don’t want to build a project with flowing curves, it’s still a joy to watch Al go through the process – and see the results!

One thought on “Link of the week”

  1. Al’s got some skills, no doubt about that !

    I haven’t tried that yet, but I don’t think it’s too far down the road.

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