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methods of work #23: Steam bending recurve - Success

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Blog entry by Loren posted 180 days ago 780 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I failed with my first attempt at a recurve bend. http://lumberjocks.com/Loren/blog/38142
I was prepared for that failure since I used a strap on only
one side. This time I’ve added another backing strap and
a fixture to make the transition.

While the backing strap wasn’t directly “backing-up” the
wood (which helps with grain blowout) nearest the
transition, the part came out cleanly bent with neither
expansion failure nor compression crumpling.



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#1 posted 180 days ago

Congrats on the success! Is the bend as aggressive as last time?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 180 days ago

It still goes from point a to point b at the end, but the
change of direction unit demanded a gentler geometry
to the curves, which is probably for the best here.

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#3 posted 180 days ago

Thanks, I thought it might, but the angles of the pics are different and it is hard to tell. Glad you were successful.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 180 days ago

Loren,

Is this just a test or is this a part for a project?

BJ

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#5 posted 180 days ago

It’s for a piece.

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