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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:00 pm 
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Hey Folks,

Here's what I've been playing with in the shop lately.
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They're pretty easy to make, and relatively cheap, so I'm just having some fun with them. I actually made a set of seven, but the largest taught me how to better taper the base for insertion into the hoop, and the smallest taught me that smaller means tighter bends. So I'm not going to show those to you. :wink:
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I've got some more bands ready to cook tomorrow, so maybe by mid week I'll have the full set. Next, I think I'll try maple or ash bands with walnut bases. Or maybe walnut bands with cherry bases. I'm just having fun, so it really doesn't matter. These are so much simpler than the last couple of projects (steamer chairs, and dining room table with steam bent legs), that its' kinda like taking a vacation in the shop. :D

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Tom, great looking trays. Different and great for a change in pace. Don't you just love having fun in your workshop??? Change is good.

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They are lovely

I so want to make those, thanks so much for another nudge

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Those look great. You just keep steaming away :-D


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Tom, those are gorgeous and have struck a nerve in me. Any chance you'd put up a pictorial on the next ones?

That looks like something I'd like to try.

Great job!
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classic beauties....
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Looks nice.

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Tom - looks fantastic!!


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Those a very cool Tom.

Nice shape on the ends.

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What no little handles :o


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Hey Forest,

Rather than post my poor efforts, here's the article that I learned from, written by the master of oval bentwood boxes, John Wilson.

Ralph,
I've seen them made with overlapping handle sections, but for my first attempts, I decided to keep it simple. Maybe handles will come when I've exhausted my other options.

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Beautiful work Tom. Classic design. 8)

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