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    Wow! That's coming along very nicely.
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    Wow is right!

    So what was the process? Is the case a bunch of pieces laminated, if so, how and when did you apply the glue?
    Darren

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    I used 1/8" Baltic Birch plywood. Cut it into 4.5" x 60" strips. I built a bending form and was going to steam the strips but didn't need to. I just used a spray bottle and wet down the center section of each strip. Then "pre-bent" them four at a time on one side of the form. (there are four total layers of the basic case). I allowed them to dry overnight. When I removed them from the form. they held the shape for the most part. I then just glued the first two layers and clamped them.

    I cut two "J" shaped pieces and glued them up in opposite directions for form the oval. After the first two layers had set up for a couple of hours. I glued one of the J sections to the first two. I flipped them to offset the joints. I waited about an hour because I didn't have enough clamps to glue both sides at once. After setting up over night. I popped it off of the form, and it worked great!
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    Nice, thanks for the walk through. I've got a bent form project I'm thinking about doing and didn't realize the baltic ply would bend like that.
    Darren

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    John, that is coming out very nice! I would assume that all of the joints are staggered.
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    Definitely!
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    I feel bad because I spent a lot of time working on this shortly after Johnny passed away. I made a lot of progress fairly quickly. It helped me keep busy and gave me something to do. But it got to a point that I couldn't handle it emotionally anymore.

    Celeste and I will never be "over" his death, but I am finally in a place that I felt like I could get back to working on the display case for his memorial board.

    It's mounted, but now I have to finish fabricating the glass stop for the front, and then mount the LED lighting and wire it. It's getting close, but I'm not there yet. I'm engineering it "on the fly" with no drawings whatsoever. I'm looking forward to finishing it soon.

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    Said it already, but I think you've done an amazing job John, and I'm looking forward to seeing your creativity continue to flow on this piece.

    Darren

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    It's a special project that looks amazing. Can't wait to see it lighted.

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    Take the time you need to do it the way you want it.

    Looking really good John, the glue ups are incredibly tight looking on the bends.
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