In this time lapse video I am gluing up 4 flexible back braces for a custom wooden rocking chair. A back brace is built using 4 layers each layer being about 2.2mm thick, the top or front layer is Birdseye Maple the rest are Walnut. This chair will be Black Canadian Walnut thus the the Birdseye Maple will give a attractive and interesting contrast to the rest of the chair. We make sure to cut the fronts and backs from a single piece and keep everything in order so in the end we have a beautiful grain match.
I start by working close to my clamps, getting everything ready and going to it. I layout my 2 back braces apply glue between the layers and stack them in order. We glue up 2 back braces at a time, making sure there is no glue in between them!
Our technique uses a form, 90 degree up rights, a caul and a bunch of clamps.
The form is constructed from a template and each layer is flush trimmed to our initial piece until we have the thickness required. We use the 90 degree up rights to clamp against with a C clamp to make sure all the pieces are in alignment. The caul is use to distributed the clamping force while removing the issue of clamping marks, protecting our precious birds eye maple.
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