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Posted on How to bend wood, the right way. I know how to do it the wrong way

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#1 posted 05-04-2012 05:57 AM

Ds251 and everybody else nailed it, the only thing I would add is you want extremely strait grained wood, rift sawn or quarter sawn. I usually make some kind of form and use (wooden form ,I’ve used a bicycle rim before) and an old band saw blade (for the metal strap) with the teeth filed down (so you don’t mar the wood) which is placed opposite the side you are heating against the form. Usually you want to over bend as it will spring back a bit, it just takes a little practice. Good luck.

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