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Blog entry by andyboy posted 470 days ago 1336 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here my colleague Rowan demonstrates how he bends components for a light stand.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.



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Serradura

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#1 posted 470 days ago

Making it look so easy…..

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal http://www.notjustsawdust.com

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 470 days ago

I liked the use of a lever! Have you done this with hardwoods?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Earlextech

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#3 posted 470 days ago

I like seeing this! Thanks for posting.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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Woodbridge

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#4 posted 470 days ago

That is so great. I still have steam bending on my to do list. he made it look so easy, but I’m sure it’s not. Thanks for posting this video.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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andyboy

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#5 posted 468 days ago

Hey Tom,
Yes he tried it with Ash and Macrocarpa with success and breakages with both. Important to avoid defects like knots and wobbly grain.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 468 days ago

Andy,

What is the maximum thickness he’s bent?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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andyboy

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#7 posted 465 days ago

We have played with 2 inch timber and achieved good bends but obviously not very tight curves were possible.
With improved jigs I believe we will bend tighter curves with thicker timber….if that makes any sense.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 465 days ago

Yep,

I’m pretty sure it will take some brain and body muscle to get there…LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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