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.
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?
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.
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...-plate-2x4-treated-0 (slightly different view)
And from Fine Homebuilding:
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.
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.
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,
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.This message has been edited. Last edited by: swschrad,
sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
Thank you both for your help.
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