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Steve Maskery

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I've pressed two of my 4 doors for this 'ere curved Mackintosh-style wardrobe. I was cleaning the first one up while the second was cooking in the bag, when I noticed the edge wasn't straight. Not just a bit off but very curved. Now I know these are supposed to be curved, but not in the vertical direction. I discovered that my former has bowed. These doors are unuseable and I'm going to have to make a new mould from scrratch. Anyone had any experience of large formers? I've got to take the whole lot to the tip.

I think I'll make the next former as a torsion box. Any help, guys?
Steve
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Chris Knight

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Steve,

That is absolutely rotten luck, I really do know how you feel having once pressed an expensive curved surface myself - was supposed to be straight!

I don't have an answer to yor question though - you might find one here http://www.vacupress.com/forum.htm the company was once helpful to me in the dim and distant.
 

Steve Maskery

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Thanks Chris
I've posted a plea, see if anyone has any ideas.
I think I'm going to leave this now, I can't face it. Maybe after I come back off holiday. Even that doesn't seem so exciting right now :cry:

At it was 2 not all four, and I hadn't veneered them in qtr-sawn oak yet, this is just the core. Grateful for small mercies and all that.

Cheers
Steve
 
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