07 Dec '17, 6am

Print a Plywood Bending Jig

Print a Plywood Bending Jig

Ever wanted to bend plywood but don’t have the equipment or the space to use it? Whatever the issue, dust off those project ideas and take a look at [Ryo Kosaka]’s experimental bending jig .All you need are some boards, a couple of fasteners, and [Ryo]’s 3-D printed connectors. This is quite the elegant solution for bending in a small space with little noise. The main departure from standard bending methods is that instead of making the bend by clamping the veneers between a pair of positive and negative mold halves, most of the clamping pressure comes from air pumped into a rubber ball. That’s not even the best part: not only is the mold reconfigurable, it’s modular. Want another bend in your thing? Just print another connector and grab another piece of wood. [Ryo]’s pivoting connectors screw into the end of one board and move freely along the length of a second board. On...

Full article: https://hackaday.com/2017/12/06/print-a-plywood-bending-jig/

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