Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bending Wood Without Superhuman Powers

I'm noticing that my photography skills are pretty much limited to extreme close-ups of flowers, but I had to share this project I just finished a test piece of.  It's going to be a line of skinny trellises- bent lamination S-curves to gently help your vines get a leg up in the world.

The mock-up went surprisingly well and I only had a few cracks and snaps during the glue-up.  The last time I attempted bent lamination I was in school at California College of Arts and Crafts, which sported a gorgeous vacuum bag and clamps galore.  Not quite the situation in my shop, but still quite fun!