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Methods of smoothing up a new form

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Methods of smoothing up a new form

Postby einstin-7 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:50 pm

Just finished an all bamboo tri-lam but I noticed when I took it off the form that one limb had two kinks or hinges caused by the form itself.

Just wondering what your methods are of smoothing up a form particularly a curving one after cutting it out on the bandsaw.
Trial and error with a sander/hand?
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Re: Methods of smoothing up a new form

Postby tjdeerslayer37 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:14 pm

Ive always done mine with a drum sander and/or my disc sander. If you have dips you can fill them with bondo to smooth them out.
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Re: Methods of smoothing up a new form

Postby 4nolz » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:11 pm

small imperfections can be concealed by lining the form with 1/4" strips of black rubber along the surface-I have even used the foam tape stuff you seal a pickup topper with when you install it.
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