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#1 posted 03-05-2016 05:51 AM

Cabriole legs have been sawn for ever. As long as the curves are not extreme and the elements are not extremely thin, the method will work just fine.
Bent laminations employing hard drying glues like hide glues or urea formaldehydes will spring back minimally compared to PVAs which do not dry hard.
Steam bending results will vary with the individual pieces of wood and will be difficult to keep identical.

You choose. It all depends, as stated previously, on the severity of the curves, strength of the wood and thickness of the element. They are all workable although personally I would avoid PVA laminations..

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