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Offline galwaydude18

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Re: bending a skirting (baseboard) around a curve
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2012, 03:23 PM »
How did you fair out with this today?

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Offline Alan m

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Re: bending a skirting (baseboard) around a curve
« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2012, 03:44 PM »
forgot the camera.
the samply that was there was mdf core. . it is flexible thow. i was doing this ceiling with the bulkhead all around today. total nightmare. boss changed his mind half way through  and wanted it higher even thow there was a kirder in the way. so it all came down and changed the layout of the joists.
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Offline galwaydude18

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Re: bending a skirting (baseboard) around a curve
« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2012, 03:54 PM »
Nightmare. I hate when things like that happen. The way I see it tho is that I will be longer on site and get paid more at the end if the day.hmm that sounds like an interesting skirting board being flexible like that. Is it like flexibly? You hardly work for a builder in claregalway by any chamce?

Offline Alan m

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Re: bending a skirting (baseboard) around a curve
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2012, 04:01 PM »
no never worked in claregalway.
its not really flexable but better than i thought it wopuld be. it is bendy like a plaster slab. the last mdf  core skirting i used was very ridgid
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Offline galwaydude18

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Re: bending a skirting (baseboard) around a curve
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2012, 04:07 PM »
Can you take a picture of it tomorrow? Or do you know who the manufacturer of the skirting is?

Offline Davej

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Re: bending a skirting (baseboard) around a curve
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2012, 05:17 PM »
MDF is a bit misleading in that there are different qualities and nowadays it seems all fibreboard is classed as medium density but the quality varies tremendously , when it first appeared many years ago i seem to remember different standards of density and prices varied accordingly , nowadays all fibreboard seems to be mdf , just varies in colour i.e. Pink ( fire retardant ) , green ( water resistant/proof ) and green is absolutely not resistant to water , trust me on that , and standard mdf which , if good quality should be rigid and have a tough surface finish . If it is flexible its probably poor quality but should make your job easier.
p.s. On your pugging issue in prefinished oak frames you could use contrasting timber plugs to make a feature of them  done right it can look really smart.
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Offline Alan m

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Re: bending a skirting (baseboard) around a curve
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2012, 05:35 PM »
i was thinking about contrasting the plugs. im not sure if he would like that. i will ask.
i agree about the mdf . some is good some is terible. it is very hard to judge what you will get until  you cut into it.
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Offline Alan m

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Re: bending a skirting (baseboard) around a curve
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2012, 05:37 PM »
Can you take a picture of it tomorrow? Or do you know who the manufacturer of the skirting is?

i will take a pic.
dont know the manufacturer or supplier. it came from a friend of the boss.
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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: bending a skirting (baseboard) around a curve
« Reply #38 on: September 03, 2012, 05:39 PM »
MDF is a bit misleading in that there are different qualities and nowadays it seems all fibreboard is classed as medium density but the quality varies tremendously , when it first appeared many years ago i seem to remember different standards of density and prices varied accordingly , nowadays all fibreboard seems to be mdf , just varies in colour i.e. Pink ( fire retardant ) , green ( water resistant/proof ) and green is absolutely not resistant to water , trust me on that , and standard mdf which , if good quality should be rigid and have a tough surface finish . If it is flexible its probably poor quality but should make your job easier.
p.s. On your pugging issue in prefinished oak frames you could use contrasting timber plugs to make a feature of them  done right it can look really smart.

Tell me about it! I buy most my standard size MDF from my local timber merchant!   But the MDF quality varies often but the price stays the same!   They will have dark MDF which is brilliant for painting very hard and the edges paints very well but it's very rare they get the dark MDF  then they get this very light colour MDF which is junk the edge is like bear fur  and then they get this minimum brown which has a poor face and edge even the face fibres come up slightly when you give it a undercoat.

I always ask them to get the very dark MDF in but they say they just go for what ever is the best price when they stock up.

Annoying!

Jmb
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Offline obdoor

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Re: bending a skirting (baseboard) around a curve
« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2012, 09:06 PM »
Here in the states I would make a male mould and a female  mould and with oak veneers 1/8 " thick I would veneer the stock in a vacuum press then rout the cap moulding and stain and lacquer to match. it's quicker and more efficientt han steam bending.

Offline Alan m

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Re: bending a skirting (baseboard) around a curve
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2012, 02:00 AM »
i should be doing this next week or the week after. waiting for the floors to dry
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Offline joiner1970

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Re: Re: bending a skirting (baseboard) around a curve
« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2012, 03:25 AM »
Talking of flexible things anyone watch decked out on discovery ? I watched it the other day and they use that composite deck board . They had a portable oven where they heated it and they bent it in a former. Amazing to see perfectly curved deck boards no way you could do that with timber decking.

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Offline Deansocial

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Re: bending a skirting (baseboard) around a curve
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2013, 12:18 PM »
What happened with the skirting in the end

Offline galwaydude18

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Re: bending a skirting (baseboard) around a curve
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2013, 04:32 PM »
Any pics of how it turned out Alan?

Offline Deansocial

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Re: bending a skirting (baseboard) around a curve
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2013, 04:43 PM »
Come on alan [big grin]

Offline Alan m

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Re: bending a skirting (baseboard) around a curve
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2013, 06:21 PM »
i willl if i can get back there.
it turned out ok.
they wouldnt go with any laminations .
i kerfed the back and filled the top.
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