Bending plywood.

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Bending plywood.

Postby Runnerdad1 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:18 pm

What side a tips do you use for bending the wood for the ceiling.
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Re: Bending plywood.

Postby Sparksalot » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:25 am

I used 1/8" birch inside and out. Glue and staples worked fine to hold it until everything dried.
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Re: Bending plywood.

Postby tony.latham » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:58 am

Runnerdad1 wrote:What side a tips do you use for bending the wood for the ceiling.
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1/8" Baltic wants to bend (as long as you do it with the grain). This ceiling is sitting on a bead of glue ––I crown-stapled it down after that pic. The spars were added after it was in place.


That ceiling is joined with a gusset and has already been finished on the inside.

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Re: Bending plywood.

Postby dmdc411 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:43 pm

I used 5mm luan. After gluing and screwing at the front bottom and letting it dry. I used wet towels on both sides to get that initial bend going. Gluing and screwing temporarily. After drying, go another spar. After a couple days, was able to just whip through it. The inside I used 1/8" plywood. Wet towels for the tight curve, but it wanted to bend without it. Inside I used wood strips so the screws couldn't pull through. Once dry all screw holes were filled. Take your time if you have a tight radius to bend. It's really not that bad

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