These are some sample joints i have made to test the strength of the laminating technique as well as the shaping of the frame. This first sample is made from scrap wood of varying quality laminated using Bio - resin.
This second sample has been made using the same laminating technique but using greenheart wood reclaimed from the Brighton sea defenses which is incredibly dense ans strong. the back forks have been steambent from green ash reclaimed from a tree with ash dieback.
The middle five layers of the sample have had holes drilled through them to reduce weight. I have taken a photo of the bottom of the sample to clearly show the joining technique.