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canopy frames

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mick a
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canopy frames

Post by mick a » 13 Mar 2019, 07:22

hi gents
has anyone got a method for making canopy frames ?
it’s just trying to get correct curve etc

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chris williams
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Re: canopy frames

Post by chris williams » 13 Mar 2019, 09:49

The easiest way to obtain a curve in a canopy rail is laminate, say, two strips of 3 x 6mm spruce together, and fix them to the curved part you want to emulate, packing out slightly to allow for the inevitable spring-back when the epoxy has cured.
Canopy frames can be either cut directly from 3mm ply or similar, or laminate with strips of 0.8mm ply wrapped around a correctly shaped former...

mick a
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Re: canopy frames

Post by mick a » 13 Mar 2019, 18:48

thanks chris
as always , fountain of knowledge

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