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Old 29th June 2003, 01:14 AM   #1
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Default ANother way to make curved enclosures.

Hey guys just wanted to share an idea I saw on how to make curved enclosures.

You take a smooth piece or material. Like paper, cloth or plastic...gotta have some density though, as in fairly air tight. Then attach vertical strips of wood that have a little bit of space between each strip. Similar to a breadbox door like in the picture below.

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But instead turn it around and make the wood pieces follow the frame. This will leave you with a smooth rounded surface on the outside. But you will still have the mass of wood, you can even fill the spaces with wood glue right before you shape it to the frame, in order to fill the space between.
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Old 29th June 2003, 01:46 AM   #2
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That is very interesting.

Here is another thread where a curved enclosure is made:
which type of stuffing?

Posts number 40 and 88 thru 90 say a lot.

We have other threads on curved enclosures. I will try to look them up.
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Old 29th June 2003, 02:50 AM   #3
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The trade name for this product is tambour. It's available in a wide range of colors, sizes and materials. Basically, it's strips of material adhered to a canvas backer.

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Also do a search for Kerfcore and Timberflex.
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This timberflex stuff looks cool...and the other stuff is called "Kerfkore", if it's made by the same company. Any ideas what this stuff costs?

The Econokore looks to be more my style
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peter daniel i think used/suggested this method. rob wells's method was a bit different. however this method means a lot of wood working skills, rob's method wastes more wood that i'd care to. my waste was less than 2%.
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