SILVA/BRADSHAW: Briefly explain your process. “First, we cut out flat profiles of wood to laminate against the molds. Then we glued the seat parts and put them into the mold with the canvas strap. The canvas provides the majority of the pressure, but these clamps (above) provided extra localized pressure where needed. Next we glued the wood, put the mold and laminated plywood into the vacuum bag, and quickly sucked out the air. It’s a simple technique that achieves the kind of pressure you would be — forgive the pun here — hard-pressed to do unless you used expensive aluminum molds.”
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SILVA/BRADSHAW: Briefly explain your process. “First, we cut out flat profiles of wood to laminate against the molds. Then we glued the seat parts and put them into the mold with the canvas strap. The canvas provides the majority of the pressure, but these clamps (above) provided extra localized pressure where needed. Next we glued the wood, put the mold and laminated plywood into the vacuum bag, and quickly sucked out the air. It’s a simple technique that achieves the kind of pressure you would be — forgive the pun here — hard-pressed to do unless you used expensive aluminum molds.”