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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 03:59 PM

If I were doing this project, I would use 1/8” thick strips and cold laminate them into a form.
This seems to me to be the quickest, easiest way.

You can resaw solid strips on a bandsaw, then surface them with a drum sander wheel in your drill press. (Pass the strip between a fence and the drum – course grit works fine here)
Wrap your form in plastic wrap so it wont stick.

A strap and a caul on the outside of the form prevents marring from the clamps.

Option B would be to cut from solid wood in three or four segments, joining the ends.

P.S. Have fun!

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