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Woodworking notes

2009-07-16 14:04:02.399032+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Two stolen from crasch's latest entry:

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-07-17 10:25:33.554138+00 by: meuon [edit history]

I've watched cabinet makers make "bendy ply" by scoring the back of plywood with a saw bout every inch or less. they cut down to the last 1 or 2 plys. It's probably not quite as smooth as true uni-directional bendyply.. But it works. At least on the small pieces I saw them make.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-07-17 17:04:36.199818+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, another trick I've had suggested is to run 1/4" ply through the planer to take off one of the face veneers. Apparently that makes it pretty bendy. Two of those re-laminated back together would probably be decently strong.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-07-17 23:48:32.985873+00 by: TheSHAD0W

I wonder if the adhesives used in modern plywood can take soaking in water. You might be able to bend 1/4" plywood just by soaking it. (And if it delaminated, that might still work for you.)