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Re: I'd laminate them, but... *PIC*

Jesse Cloud
Here's an example, not spindles, but close...

This chair was made 12 years ago and it and its 5 sibs have held up flawlessly, except for replacing worn out upholstery a few years ago.

It was made with lamination. I used a wide mdf form that would produce two splats per glue up. The edges were then cut with a second form (sacrificial) with a template and a router. Likewise the negative space in the middle. The glue was plain old titebond. Clamping was with a vacuum bag.

At least with this curly maple, the laminated edges look pretty natural. Key to this is to keep the laminations in the sequence they were cut.

By the way, the walnut legs were laminated too. The crest rail is solid wood cut with a bandsaw.

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