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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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Jeff in Huntersville

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#1 posted 714 days ago

If you cut this from a single piece of wood it will have at least one very weak spot, perhaps two, where the grain length is short. Bending a single piece or laminating several pirces means you’ll have the grain along the entire length of the piece. Depending on the wood species you may not be able to bend 1/8” strips without steaming. Soft woods are easier to bend, obviously. You could soften the wood by leaving in hot water for a few minutes.


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