Recommendation for Vacuum Press for Bentwood Laminations

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Recently a client who purchased WoodWorks Season 5 DVD  and is working on building the Contemporary Dining Chair (episode 507) emailed David about his recommendations for a vacuum press.  This project involves bentwood lamination for the curved chair back.  The vacuum press is necessary for the glue up of the numerous laminates. What vacuum press make/model does David recommend I should purchase? Ken Hi Ken, As you might know, I have built my own vacuum press by purchasing...

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Student Builds Bentwood Laminated Lamp Design from WoodWorks

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Phil Crane from the Sacramento area took a class with me early November 2012 on how to make a bentwood laminated lamp from mahogany similar to the one I made on Woodworks episode #512. Bending wood opens up a world of design possibilities that enable one to create things that have flowing curved lines as opposed to the predictable flat planed designs that woodworking is usually associated with. The process ironically begins with jointing the wood to create a flat surface....

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