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        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
         
        Posts: 3 | Registered: Aug 18, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        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?
         
        Posts: 1924 | Registered: Oct 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        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.
         
        Posts: 3 | Registered: Aug 18, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        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!

        This message has been edited. Last edited by: GardenSprite,
         
        Posts: 1924 | Registered: Oct 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        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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        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
         
        Posts: 5808 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Thank you both for your help.
         
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