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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool How To... => Topic started by: Michael_Swe on October 02, 2007, 04:50 PM

Title: Is this beyond Festool?
Post by: Michael_Swe on October 02, 2007, 04:50 PM
I stumbled on this link and was puzzled/amazed. How is this done?
Amazing bath tub (http://www.trendir.com/archives/001246.html)

I suppose a Domino is not enough =)

//Michael
Title: Re: Is this beyond Festool?
Post by: Rob McGilp on October 02, 2007, 05:23 PM
They are really intrigueing and brilliant.
How about these?

Regards,

Rob
Title: Re: Is this beyond Festool?
Post by: Mike Chrest on October 02, 2007, 09:58 PM
Looks like veneer laminated over a form. The outer lamination looks like slices of pie. It is layed up over a male form, more layers are put on with waterproof glue then sucked down (clamped)with a vacuum bag. It's called "cold molding".

You could do it by stack laminating solid wood (then you could use the Domino for alignment)but you would need some pretty big clamps. Or find a really big tree and have at it with a chainsaw. ;D

Mike

Cool looking bikes!
Title: Re: Is this beyond Festool?
Post by: Eli on October 03, 2007, 06:38 AM
Made by yachtmakers..... definitely veneer over a form. I'd bet money they lay it up exactly like a boat hull. Paint with epoxy resin and polish. I like those bikes. I love the bamboo bikes too, ever seen them?
Title: Re: Is this beyond Festool?
Post by: Dan Lyke on October 03, 2007, 11:39 AM
eli, here's a link to Calfee's bamboo bicycles (http://www.calfeedesign.com/bamboo.htm).

And rough plans for a bamboo bike trailer (http://www.carryfreedom.com/bamboo.html), although not nearly as gorgeous as the Calfee bikes. In that same realm, the bamboo bike project (http://duck-rabbit.ldeo.columbia.edu/bamboo/Home.html) is about building bamboo bikes for places where incomes won't support a couple of thousand bucks for a frame.