Testing limits. This 1” thick by 4” wide board was really difficult for me to pull around. Due to figure this board is probably a less than ideal candidate for steam bending but now I know I can bend this part, so it’s good enough for a prototype I think.
I’m going to make a horizontal back crest for a stool design I had an idea for. The part actually cracked a bit at one end, due to the wild figure perhaps or maybe just because I split the end block at the same spot pulling it around. I don’t need the part that split anyway because I’m going to cut this part off so it’s not really like an armrest, it will just kind of hint at that… we’ll see. I already had the form for another bend in narrower material and didn’t want to make another form just to try out this idea.