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#1 posted 09-19-2012 11:52 PM

Works good. If your going to do a lot of different curves I would suggest getting some 1/4 steel brackets (L) and drill a few hold in one of the legs, draw out your curve, about every 3-4-5 inches screw them down in line with the curve, get some 1/16 steel banding and that will go against the L brakets followed by your wood strips the another band and some clamps. Let it sit for 24 hrs. Beware of some spring back in come cases. Width depends a lot on the curve and wood itself. I usually just cut a strip and bend it to see where the breaking point is. More times than not 1/8 works pretty good. I had a local welding shop bend the L brackets to make sure they were all perfect and they had the steel needed at a decent price. Doing curved work is enjoyable to do. I use Titebond II Extend…..

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