Laminating wood

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Wood laminating is a process where multiple sheets of veneer are glued together to produce strong lightweight structures.

Our first task was to create a mold for our veneers, the edges couldn’t be very sharp as this would put too much tension on the veneers. I used around 5 sheets of veneer for my piece, each layer was covered with PVA glue then placed on our molds tightly with masking tape as they can move around in the vacuum pressed bag, this will tightly hold everything until the glue dries in around 8 hours. The next day we had to clean up the edges by sanding them down then our piece was ready. I think this technique would be great to experiment for our lighting project, I could experiment to see how light travels through different density of veneers.

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