My thing with layers is I am a messy gluer and even with alignment pins, it’s a mess. Maybe if I did more of them it would go faster.
just means more sanding (and more sandpaper).
I often use a small paintbrush to apply glue to my layers, and wipe whatever small squeeze-out up as I go. Some of my sword handles have 90+ layers, you use only as much glue as you need, and there’s not a ton to clean as you go.
That’s beautiful - and the transparency of the edges of the 3D printed corners almost makes it look like you carefully poured resin into each corner and let it settle!
Can’t help but laugh…my instant read of that word was lawyers.
That last one was the first thought that came to my mind. That only works with hardwood, not plywood, right? (I think so but only feeling about 90% sure. lol)
I’ve done it with MDF, so plywood should work. The trick is finding the right depth and spacing for the bend cuts.
I bet it would work with wood-core ply like BB. The tricky part is the water method for softening the wood - most plywoods don’t react well to water, especially mdf core (like proofgrade).
Prefinished woods won’t like it either.
Oooo, I really like this. I’m always up for anything that replaces finger joint, of which I’m not a fan. Thanks for the STL.
Looks great. I may need a 3d printer
I’ll try it with CFP purebond! I have so many things going on. I’m going to have to start planning out my time better. lol
How cool is that!
It looks great! Perfect for a cookie jar no mouse would try to get in
Purebond is mdf-core too. Generally, if MDF gets wet it puffs up and is a mess. I’m not saying you shouldn’t try it, just beware that the water soak trick to soften the wood might not go super well.
I’ll be curious to see how it goes!
You might notice that the photos I posted are Loews oak plywood, I went through many to pick few but soaked them overnight in hand sanitizer before trying to bend it. I also engraved 3+ layers deep so there was a lot of ability to give as you can see. Trying that with MDF would give you a pile of sawdust, but most all wood ~1/4" plywood is worth the try.
Since it’s not a sharp angle, you could always veneer the curve. Maybe steam the veneer a bit first to facilitate the bending.
Love it! Thank you so much for the file!
Oooh, I love that you combined tools! Now I need a 3D printer! Probably shouldn’t say that loud enough for my hubby to hear.