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Aug 18, 2013, 02:54 PM
Yellow Cat
Quick Curve Plate
I Hate My Kitchen "Cramped to Convenient" Episode DHMK-508H, a Quick Curve Plate was used to create an arch. Can you tell me where I can purchase the plate? Thank you.


Holly Daigle
Aug 20, 2013, 07:53 PM
GardenSprite
I was curious to see what this is so I googled it and got a lot of hits, but the first two were errors and the third crashed my computer. You could try googling "Quick Curve Plate" though to see what you can get.

I take it it's some kind of template?
Aug 22, 2013, 04:22 PM
Yellow Cat
This quick curve plate was wooden. It was like a chain of circular geared pieces that could be shaped any way you choose. Once the pieces are in place, the shape is held using wooden dowels for each piece.
Aug 22, 2013, 08:25 PM
GardenSprite
I can't tell if these are held together by dowels - I only found photos or drawings, but perhaps it's what you're seeking:

http://www.flexabilityconcepts.../quick-qurve-plate-4

http://www.flexabilityconcepts...-plate-2x4-treated-0 (slightly different view)

And from Fine Homebuilding:

http://www.finehomebuilding.co...ls-done-quickly.aspx

Seems as though Flexability Concepts is a manufacturer, but there may be more hits. I only checked out a few on the first page of the Google hits.

Demonstration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt_jvGCtIOA
I can see the guy's using dowels but it looks like he's also nailing the sections together.

Also check here: there are some photos; perhaps you'll find what you're seeking.

http://www.google.com/#fp=9837...ate&revid=1080735914

I note that it's sometimes also referred to as a Quick Qurve (rather than Curve) Plate.

This was interesting. I remember watching Norm Abrams create a template for an arch but it sure wasn't as easy as this sectional guide.

Hope this helps.

Good luck!

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Aug 23, 2013, 04:45 PM
swschrad
old-school is to build a jig with mdf or salvage wood on a base, and clamp the stock to be bended on. steam the wood if you have to. many a cedar strip canoe or wood fishing boat has been built that way. it's repeatable and predictable. the quick qurve looks to be a clever and flexible tool if somebody is doing this for a living.

on woodworks, david marks did a lot of laminating veneer sections for curved chairs and the like using a vacuum clamp to bind the glued layers to his mdf forms.

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Sep 04, 2013, 06:00 PM
Yellow Cat
Thank you both for your help.