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Offline VW MICK

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Laminated ply bench
« on: September 03, 2017, 04:13 AM »
Hi

Just a few pictures of my progress so far on the laminated end panel for a bench seating area a friend of mine has asked me to build.

This also includes a dinning table top which he is buying some metal legs for. The table top is literally 2 layers of birch ply laminated together. I only really included it as it shows how I reduced a sheet down to create the strips ending up with the top sized piece leftover

Hope this makes sense as my posts including pictures always get a little confusing
Boring picture but I had to start somewhere 2 sheets of birch faced ply clamped together
I ripped 2 sheets at a time just used a combination square to set the rail each time (I'm sure I need something from woodpeckers to do this)

Then cross cut the sheets in the same way

Ended up with this

Quite pleased with the consistency of the rips and there is no pressure on the ruler probably would be better if I pressed down on it (but was holding the camera)

Then glued and screwed the table slab together

This one shows how I managed to alternate the veneer. Not sure if it matters

All glued up. We shall see how it turned out in the morning

Thanks Mick

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Offline VW MICK

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Re: Laminated ply bench
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 09:59 AM »
Update

Did a little bit more today
Unclamped slab

Cut to size
RO 125 with 60 grit granat and a little bit of smoothing plane


I am pleased with the results so far
The rest of the bench will be just cutting a few sheets up so no need to post much of that

Thanks Mick

Offline VW MICK

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Re: Laminated ply bench
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 10:05 AM »
I am really pleased with the way the ply laminations show up on the angled front edge

Also you can see on the bench the other end wich will be partly behind a column so I didn't feel the need to make another re laminated slab

Mick

Offline Vondawg

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Re: Laminated ply bench
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 10:07 AM »
Looks cool ! Hope to see bench finished and if there were any problems.
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Laminated ply bench
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 06:15 PM »
Looking good  [thumbs up]

Offline bkharman

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Re: Laminated ply bench
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2017, 12:16 PM »
I am really pleased with the way the ply laminations show up on the angled front edge

Also you can see on the bench the other end wich will be partly behind a column so I didn't feel the need to make another re laminated slab

Mick

I was going to make the same comment. That angle produced a nice effect. Looking forward to more posts!

Cheers. Bryan.


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Online Cheese

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Re: Laminated ply bench
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2017, 01:57 PM »
I'll make it 3 votes for the angled front.  [cool]  Nice job!

Offline bkharman

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Re: Laminated ply bench
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 10:37 AM »
I am really pleased with the way the ply laminations show up on the angled front edge

Also you can see on the bench the other end wich will be partly behind a column so I didn't feel the need to make another re laminated slab

Mick

Hey Mick!  Any new progress on this?  Curious to see the final results.

Cheers. Bryan.


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Offline #Tee

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Re: Laminated ply bench
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 03:37 PM »
looking nice and modern!
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Offline Jasonj888

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Re: Laminated ply bench
« Reply #9 on: Today at 10:17 AM »
Great design idea.

Offline VW MICK

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Re: Laminated ply bench
« Reply #10 on: Today at 01:17 PM »
@bkharman

Sorry mate I've been away the last 2 weekends and I have spent no time in the shop

Will be working all next weekend on it though

Also I've been waiting for a window to be fitted to get the height confirmed

I will update soon

Thanks Mick