Monday, 12 September 2011
Laminating Birch Ply can be fun but is also very frustrating if it doesnt work. My tips :
- Make your former/buck as solid as possible but also consider your clamping points before you
go near glue.
- Cascamite is the glue many people will tell u to use but it doesnt always work. I have had
recent success with two pack wood repair resin (ronseal), the only problem is you have to work
very quickly and I'm not sure about its lonjevity, when dry it is very hard and potentially could
crack and crumble, will keep u posted.
- Over bend to allow for springback, and use more layers. Top bods like Aalto used single
veneers but as we are using ply to save ourselves alot of money try to get 1.5-3mill . 6.5 is possible but it is very strong stuff and you wont
get it to do tight bends.
I hope this helps, good luck with your bending exploits.