Kerfing Different Materials

Kerf Bending Plywood

In addition to kerf spacing and depth, the material you choose also affects how tight a radius you can bend and still get a smooth surface. Most materials used in the shop can be kerf bent. And with some materials such as plywood and particleboard , it may be the only way to bend them successfully. As you might expect, the solid woods that bend the best using steam or thin laminations are also the best choice for kerf bending. Woods such as oak. walnut, mahogany, and ash are flexible and bend...

Kerf Bending Wood Techniques

Bent Plywood Scooter

Six tips from fellow woodworkers 1 Jig for Cutting Thin Strips. 2 Right Hand Router Rules. 3 Pipe Clamp Extender, h Table Top for Roller Stand. 5 See-Thru Clamping Block. 6 Starting Screws in Tight Places. The curved top of this traditional Tambour Clock was made by gluing veneer over kerf-bent Masonite. A timely technique for a timeless design. The key to successfid kerf bending is the spacing between the keifs and cutting the kerfs to the right depth. Use this techn ique to create classic...

Drawing A Partial Ellipse

Ellips Wooden Jig

The top of the Curved-Front Table on page 18 is semi-elliptical it's shaped like an oval split in half. To make one, you'll need to draw a partial ellipse. All it takes is a pencil, a piece of thin wire and a couple nails. i ay oit. Start by drawing a straight line as long as the length of the template for the table top 33 , see Fig. 1. Then mark one end of the line A, and the other end C. Now find the centerpoint and mark it B. Next, draw a perpendicular line from the centerpoint B . Make it...