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The basics of bent lamination. Techniques for gluing strong, repeatable curves. Three styles of clamping forms are described.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #38 May-Jun 1994 pg. 28
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #40 Oct 1994 pg. 4

Tip on using coarse sand to prevent slippage when laminating small pieces of wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #44 Apr 1995 pg. 26

Fabricating "S" shaped moldings from thin strips laminated together in a simple male and female form.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Feb 2000 (v.23#4) pg. 56

Tip: How to bend a piece of 3/4" oak to an angle of 270-degrees. Both the kerf and lamination methods are described.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1980 (v.3#4) pg. 24

Tips on proper procedures for edge laminating boards.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1981 (v.4#4) pg. 6

The art of wood lamination. Techniques for successful glue-up.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 66

Angel ornament for the top of a Christmas tree has bent, veneered wings attached to a turned body. Includes instructions for making a lamination form.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1997 (v.21#3) pg. 42

Make a laminating forming block that uses nylon wire-ties in place of expensive C-clamps.

Tip on making curved parts using a simple plywood gluing press and laminated wood strips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #347 Apr 1994 (v.44#4) pg. 16

Tip on using a saw kerf to prevent squeeze out when gluing two boards face-to-face.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 46

A handscrew system for keeping multiple-part assemblies aligned when gluing and clamping.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #364 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.46#1) pg. 16

Laminating techniques to make a wooden baseboard for a curved wall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #377 Apr 1997 (v.47#4) pg. 76

Tips on fabricating and installing laminated wood floor boards. The board are hardwood top and bottom with a plywood center forming the tongue-and-groove.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #5 Oct-Nov 1981 pg. 10

How to form curved trim for arched windows by cutting straight trim (with correct profile) into thin strips and then laminating back together in a curved jig.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 10

Tip: How to make curved laminated beams.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 8

Arched a-frame. How to construct large, laminated arches from 1x3 furring strips.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 64

Tip on fabricating laminated stringers for an arched bridge.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #42 Oct-Nov 1987 pg. 8

Tip on using dowels to prevent springback and creep along glue lines when laminating curved handrails.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #62 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 30

Bent laminations. How to splice and glue up strips of wood to form bent wood laminations. Includes instructions on building forms or patterns to hold the laminations while the glue is drying.
FINE WOODWORKING #6 Spring 1977 pg. 35

Tips from one woodworker on the making of furniture from laminated plywood which is then sculpted and formed with chisel and Surform tools.
FINE WOODWORKING #6 Spring 1977 pg. 50

Curved edge joint system. How to use a band saw to cut close-fitting joints along a curving line between two contrasting woods.
FINE WOODWORKING #13 Nov 1978 pg. 15

Tapered lamination. How to laminate layers of wood that are not of uniform thickness. The use of tapered laminations and double tapered laminations permit you to make a curved piece whose width and thickness both vary.
FINE WOODWORKING #14 Jan-Feb 1979 pg. 48

Bending compound curves. The fabrication of narrow staves, making each stave take the shape of a different, but related curve, is the secret to fabricating larger panels for use as fronts or sides of cabinets.
FINE WOODWORKING #17 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 57

Tips on constructing laminated table tops which are dimensionally stable. Method involves thin (3/16") walnut boards laminated to both the top and bottom of particle board.
FINE WOODWORKING #18 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 26

Tip: Fabricating an oval molding for a marble top coffee table using the "bricklaying" method for building a stacked segmented molding.
FINE WOODWORKING #24 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 30

Tip: Use flexible wooden blankets to eliminate form squeeze-marks when laminating on ribbed bending forms.
FINE WOODWORKING #32 Jan-Feb 1982 pg. 20
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #36 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 24

Letting the wood bend its own way. A flexible method for laminating compound curves. How to saw wood into thin strips, build the jigs, and laminate wood into compound curves.
FINE WOODWORKING #39 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 58

How to make an assembly form and a bending form for guitars, vielles, and similar instruments. Includes tips on building a vielle, wood bending, laminating, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 100

Form laminating curved carcases. Glued-up layers look like solid wood. Also includes information on using plate joinery to join both curved and flat panels
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 40

Do NOT laminate unstable solid wood (like oak) to a stable, rigid core (like plywood). Cracking will probably result where face material meets edge material. Tip on "hiding" such cracks is suggested.
FINE WOODWORKING #56 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 14

Tip: Strengthen solid-wood curved members by reinforcing with laminations glued into a kerf.
FINE WOODWORKING #57 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 10

Cold-molded cradle. A boatbuilding method is applied to furniture. A laminated-wood cradle is made by applying thin strips of African mahogany veneer over the outside of a wooden mold.
FINE WOODWORKING #57 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 74

Pneumatic laminating. Uniform bent laminations are achieved by clamping with firehouse that has been inflated with air.
FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 83

Advice on the need to use laminations when trying to bend thick (3.5") stock.
FINE WOODWORKING #66 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 16

Tips on preventing the pigment of certain hardwoods from bleeding across laminate lines.
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 12

Advice on the best direction for grain when gluing two boards face-to-face.
FINE WOODWORKING #101 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 28
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 6
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #105 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 8

Bigger boards from smaller stock. How to create wider and thicker stock using clamps and glue.
FINE WOODWORKING #106 May-Jun 1994 pg. 74
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #108 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 6

Forming curves from layers of blocks. Using "bricklaying" techniques to laminate short, curved pieces of wood into large arcs or circular framework.
FINE WOODWORKING #111 Mar-Apr 1995 pg. 87

Bent lamination. Accurate forms, thin strips of wood, and the right glue yield flowing curves. How to build sturdy forms, rip strips of wood, apply glue, assemble and clamp.
FINE WOODWORKING #115 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 70
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #119 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 10 (Determining springback)
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 8

Laminating curves. How a bundle of square-sectioned plies (long sticks all cut from the same blank and reassembled to preserve the original grain pattern) bends easily around almost any curve.
FINE WOODWORKING #124 May-Jun 1997 pg. 70

Rules of thumb for stock thickness and adhesive when making bent laminations.
FINE WOODWORKING #128 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 18

Making bent lamination molds from router-cut plywood will automatically produce the slightly different curves needed for the inside and outside molds.
FINE WOODWORKING #129 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 28

Strategy for making curved, laminated parts (such as doors or aprons) relies on a vacuum press and reduces the need for lots of clamps and forms.
FINE WOODWORKING #139 Nov-Dec 1999 pg. 64

Tip on using Styrofoam insulation material to make a form for laminating veneer into curves.
HOME FURNITURE #6 Spring 1996 pg. 103

The basics of wood bending. Laminating and kerf bending.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #518 Jul 1971 (v.67) pg. 78

How to laminate butcher blocks for use as table tops, cutting boards or shelves.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #563 Apr 1975 (v.71) pg. 40

Compass work. Making wood go round the bend. Creating curved carpentry using kerfing and keying, laminating, water and steam bending, etc.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1994 (v.22#2) pg. 45

Get more mileage from expensive woods by gluing the expensive wood between two pine boards, resawing the good board in half, then planing the resulting laminate down to size.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1974 (v.142#2) pg. 158

Two woodbending techniques. (1) Kerfing. (2) Laminating in forms.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1986 (v.163#4) pg. 29

Laminating large woodcarving blocks. Advice on wood characteristics, surface quality, glues, etc.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #56 Sep 1990 (v.10#2) pg. 73

Patchwood. How to make a simple jig and assemble a whole variety of scrap wood pieces (uniformly cut to 3/4" thick) into multicolored sheets of wood.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #64 Jan 1992 (v.11#4) pg. 30

Furniture to grow on. Master cold lamination bending while building this child's table and chair set.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #85 Jul 1995 (v.15#1) pg. 60, 33

Bent lamination techniques for both simple and compound curves. Information on grain direction and regularity. Tips on ripping thin strips, on bending and glue-up.
SHOPNOTES #34 Jul 1997 (v.6) pg. 20

Tip: Salvage warped wood by cutting into strips and laminating together. Most of the warps will cancel out in this process.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #48 Apr-May 1986 pg. 86

Laminating and bending wood. Looks at glues, jigs, clamps, alternatives, etc.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1986 (v.35#6) pg. 28

Tip on using rope "clamps" to hold laminations to a form while gluing.
STEAMBOATING #30 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 32

On the construction of "foamcore" telescope parts. How to construct foamcore panels. Foamcore panels consist of wooden stiffeners embedded in and around styrofoam and sandwiched between thin plywood panels. The sandwich is glued together with epoxy. Includes instructions on making a simple vacuum bag "press" to clamp the panel while epoxy cures.
TELESCOPE MAKING #28 Fall 1986 pg. 10

Technique of bent lamination described.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #51 May 1996 (v.9#3) pg. 14

Working the unbroken ring. Woodworker, artist, and sculptor Robert St.Pierre creates award-winning art from laminated rings cut with a jigsaw (saber saw). Includes photos and tips on techniques.
WOOD MAGAZINE #5 Jun 1985 (v.2#3) pg. 28

How to bend laminated wood. Extensive information on constructing jigs to form bentwood laminations. How to select and prepare wood for laminating.
WOOD MAGAZINE #8 Dec 1985 (v.2#6) pg. 36

Tip: Use sharpened brads to prevent boards or sheets from slipping when being laminated under pressure.
WOOD MAGAZINE #10 Apr 1986 (v.3#2) pg. 19

Tip: Pre-form tight laminated curves by soaking wood in hot water and clamping on form (without any glue).
WOOD MAGAZINE #16 Apr 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 23

Tip suggests substituting drywall screws for clamps when laminating stock to be cut into project parts.
WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 25

Gluing jig helps keep edges aligned as you build a laminated bowl turning blank.
WOOD MAGAZINE #60 Apr 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 48

How to prevent cracks from forming in wood laminations.
WOOD MAGAZINE #101 Dec 1997 (v.14#8) pg. 28

Tip on keeping narrow strips in alignment when laminating cutting boards and similiar panels.
WOOD MAGAZINE #139 Feb 2002 (v.19#1) pg. 31

Tip on using biscuits and slots to prevent slippage when laminating large or heavy panels (MDF, plywood, etc.).
WOOD MAGAZINE #149 Jun-Jul 2003 (v.20#3) pg. 21

Techniques for gluing-up laminations involving narrow scraps of wood. Includes instructions for making your own clamping bars out of wood and acrylic strips.
WOODSMITH #10 Jul 1980 pg. 9

Bent lamination woodworking technique. How to rip thin strips of wood, bend them (wet or dry), apply glue, and clamp in a jig to form various complex shapes. Special techniques also shown for laminating and machining a solid ring (circle) of wood.
WOODSMITH #72 Dec 1990 pg. 6, 16

How to make laminated 4x4 posts.
WOODSMITH #111 Jun 1997 (v.19) pg. 19

Laminated woodwork. Discussion of the various techniques that can be applied when laminating work is called for.
WOODWORKER #1068 Nov 1982 (v.86) pg. 727

The craft of cabinetmaking. Laminating wood. Includes information on building and using formers and clamps.
WOODWORKER #1100 Jul 1985 (v.89) pg. 523

Former for laminating small curved objects. A shaped block (pattern) is covered by a strong canvas which can be tightened by means of a screw mechanism. Laminated tops for small boxes, and similar pieces, can be made from veneer and clamped to shape in this press.
WOODWORKER #1110 May 1986 (v.90#5) pg. 430

Making bent laminations. An efficient shop-made mold and clamp method.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1985 (v.9#5) pg. 24

Tip describes way to salvage irregular scraps of exotic hardwoods.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1996 (v.20#2) pg. 8

Dry bending of wood made easy. Make curved laminations from thin strips that are clamped between boards (molds) cut to the desired profile.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1999 (v.23#4) pg. 54
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1999 (v.23#5) pg. 6