Last week, I put three sheets of 1/8″ Baltic birch plywood between two forms I made to create the top of the cabinet for the doors.
Although the glue-up seemed to go smoothly, I couldn’t be sure of the success until I removed it from the form. I let the bent lamination set for two days before I unclamped it.
In this video, I recapped my progress with Insanity 2 and removed the cabinet top from the form. (Duration – 6:43)
The lamination appeared to be a success, but I couldn’t be sure until I trimmed the excess to see the actual edges of the top. I used handsaws guided by the form to cut the top into a rectangle.
Yes, it was a success!
Then, I clamped the top in my vise as best as I could and planed the edges straight and smooth. I was really happy with the result. The asymmetrical shape of the top provided me with some ideas for the rest of the cabinet.
I suppose the cabinet sides are next?