Here is an update to the modern glass coffee table... After I took the bends out of the forms, I planed, scraped, and sanded them. After they were all complete, I stacked them to see if all my math had worked out...
I then started playing with the spacers to see where I would position them...
I made a template to create a continuous curve for the spacers (above). For each table, I glued one bend at a time, using several bends below it to serve as clamping pressure for the spacers.
Now the real fun began... using an angle grinder and then a lot of sandpaper, I shaped the continuous curve starting with the inside of each table first, and then the outside. Below is a picture after just a few passes of the angle grinder.
...you can see the transformation from blocky, angular forms to smooth, subtle curves.
Stay tuned for more progress of the finishing process.
If you want to see pictures from the earlier stages of this project, go to: http://aliciadietzwoodworking.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/modern-curved-glass-top-coffee-table/