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How to glue/ laminate a bow (archery)

I always wanted to make a bow (archery) the english long bow was a solid bow, not a laminate. Did anybody ever try to glue up a bow that worked afterwards? If so How pls.
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Steaming and laminating for basket/carrier handle

I am making a bottle carrying basket similar to the one in the photo but with a wooden handle and also a higher arc for the handle. The handle is to be an arc with an inner diameter of approx 30 cm (...
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What glue can I use to glue phenolic plywood to phenolic plywood, and laminate to phenolic plywood?

Basically: I want to build some cabinets. Locally (Indonesia) there is 'cheap and nasty' 15mm plywood available, plus 15 & 18mm phenolic plywood. I tried ordering some 'slightly nicer' 18mm ...
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Laminating a long beam for strength

Very similar to this question I want to create a balance beam to span the narrow part of a swimming pool which is 16'. I'm thinking of a length of 18' to allow 1' on either side. My initial thoughts ...
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Laminating Small Wooden Objects Together

I use a laser cutter to create intricate shapes out of 1/4 inch thick re-sawn pine, then laminate them together to form 1/2 and 3/4 inch thick structural elements in small boxes, corbels and ...
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How flat is flat enough when laminating boards?

I'm making a workbench top using 2x4s of douglas fir laminated face to face and a hand plane. I know that the quality of the glue-up is going to be a function of the clamp strength, the flatness of ...
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Building a Dimensionally Stable Panel Using MDF and Plywood

Can one laminate an MDF panel to plywood and still maintain dimensional stability? I'm building a 4' x 2.5' desk primarily out of maple (I intend to use either cherry or walnut for trim) and for the ...
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Laminating Boards For loft Leg

I'm designing the leg for a bed loft and was planning on laminating together 4 1x4's of Poplar. The middle two boards would not go the full length of the leg, so that a 2x6 can slide into it. This ...
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Acceptable wood moisture content for epoxy?

I'm making some I-Beams with glued & screwed 2x4s. I just got my lumber home and it's fresh and green. What is an acceptable moisture content for System Three general purpose epoxy? If there's a ...
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Laminating 2" red oak to make 4x4s?

I got a bunch of free wood today, as in 6 rough quarter-sawn(!) red oak boards, 2" x 12" x 9'. For free. (Yay!) The boards were stickered about a year ago. (The largest piece was 38" x 4" x 13'. It is ...
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How to make round walls with big radius

I'm trying to think of a good way to make this: But the round sides with the massive radius stumble me. The only way I can think of is cutting many half circles from plywood and then gluing them ...
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Do I need to laminate both sides of plywood or can I coat one side and laminate the other

I am relatively new to woodworking. I am in the process of laminating plywood (which will be used as a tabletop and also to hide the actual support for the table). I have googled alot and found ...
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Attach fastener into glue joint of two face-glued boards

I'm going to be building a bed for my daughter and my design calls for a larger piece of wood for the legs. I could use a 2x3 or 2x4, but am wondering if I could create the larger piece by gluing two ...
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How to fix splitting laminated wood piece?

I have a piece of furniture (a kind of chair) that seems to be made of bent laminated rails (if that's the right term). In a couple of curves the outer layers began splitting apart, as can be seen in ...
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What are my options when laminating wood with butt joints?

I plan on starting to laminate soon. I was hoping to just do long pieces with each piece of wood would be as long as the the entire work. However, after looking at my stock, In order to get the best ...
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How can I flatten out a cupped piece of 3/4" plywood for a wood counter top base?

I am building a kitchen island. On top of the carcass is going to be a piece of plywood, and on top of that a laminated solid wood plank top of 3/4" thick planks. The plywood is to provide enough ...
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What is the benefit to gluing boards together instead of buying a thicker board?

It seems rather common practice for woodworkers on YouTube to combine smaller boards into larger boards, and then milling the larger board down to the size they want. Just one of many examples, Steve ...
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Filling gaps/seams in a new cherry tabletop

I've created a tabletop for a desk. It's made of 4/4 cherry boards of different lengths and widths that I've laminated together on the edges. This was then glued onto a plywood top. I've never made ...
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Special considerations for a very large, engraved food serving board

Somebody has asked me to make some large shaped food-serving boards, about 600mm/24" across, engraved with a catering company name. I've never taken anything like this on before and I have the ...
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Should I orient the cupped sides toward each other when laminating boards?

I'm making a replacement press plate for a small apple press using some edge glued oak boards from a hardware store. The board was flat as purchased, and after acclimating to my shop conditions ...
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Covering particle board to prevent splinters and make easy to wipe

I recently created a little counter / desk thing in my garage, and a shelf above it mounted to the wall. It was never meant to be pretty, but I do have electronics on it (my laptop on the desk often ...
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What advantages do F-style clamps offer for gluing up a thick laminate?

I was reading the "How to Make a Bandsaw Box" by the Drunken Woodworker, and I noticed he used a ton of F-style clamps for the initial glue up. Later he uses some Bessey K-Bodies for re-gluing the ...
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What is a good method for laminating pallet wood/reclaimed lumber?

So far I have dismantled six pallets, cut the wood into pieces which range from 10" to 19" in length about 1 1/2" wide and are approximately 1/2" thick. My goal is to laminate these pieces together. ...
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