Exploration in Bent Lamination- Apple Holder

  • This project for Wood I was an introduction to the technique of bent lamination. We were first instructed to make a two part jig of a single curve, which we would use to bend laminate layered ash veneer. The laminated strips were created without knowledge of how we were to eventually use them; after creating multiple identical pieces we were instructed to manipulate them (cut, glue, position, etc.) to form a holder for any number of apples.  

    After exploring different possibilities of connection and configuration, I discovered that I could employ geometry to guide my design; this led me to a radial, overlapping configuration of my laminated pieces. I was simultaneously presented with braided wire cord and copper crimps by my instructor and used these along with quarter inch dowels to hold the laminated pieces together entirely by tension.   
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