Weird timing on this one.
I have been watching a video series on FWW and Michael Fortune is building a garden chair using bent lamination's. He uses PVA and when he takes the glue up out of the form, he adds a clamp back over the top for another 24 hours. Not a lot of tension, just enough to keep it's shape. He feels the water induced from the glue causes the spring back issue. From what I have seen so far of the video, he could be right.
I also watched another set of videos doing bent lams and the plastic resin was used. I dries dark and the user didn't like the look as he was using a light spices of wood
Update, I went and looked, the user that didn't like the Weldwood changed to Unibond 800. It comes in a couple shades and is easier to match the wood species being used
Last edited by Steve Southwood; 03-17-2015 at 05:44 PM.
If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.
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