methods of work #31: Steam bending a leg off the corner.

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Blog entry by Loren posted 06-13-2014 01:11 AM 1467 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Adaptation of the Veritas strap to bending a leg on the corner. The form has a v-groove and the wood end stop is chiseled out to make a 1/4” deep cradle to position the leg.

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#1 posted 06-13-2014 10:25 AM

Looks real good Loren. Putting curves into furniture raises it to whole new level and it seems a lot more economical to bend thinner pieces than to cut curves out of wider ones.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-13-2014 03:30 PM

Yeah. I can surface and taper the leg with a jointer and
put the curve in after, which eliminates much of the time
of fairing a sawn curve.

Once set up (which is I admit a hassle for every new shape)
steam bending is an efficient way to save money on wood
and also time in processing sawn or laminated curves.

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