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Posted on ?Question? Bending and dying thin wood strips

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#1 posted 10-06-2016 09:28 PM

Thonet chairs have been made of euro beech for almost 150 years. I use 3.5mm x 10mm beech for linings on small instruments. As an experiment I bent the beech dry around a 40mm hot pipe. Normally I wet it out 30 min. before bending. Keep it wet to prevent scorching. Watch out for runout. A tight radius can be slightly thinned at the bend.

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