Bending cypress

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Forum topic by spooled posted 09-01-2010 05:09 PM 995 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-01-2010 05:09 PM

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I am building some adirondak chairs made of cypress. I need to bend(curve) a 3/4×3/4×22” piece for the back. Can I bend it,if so, how? Thanks.

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#1 posted 09-01-2010 10:56 PM

Slice ‘em in half (at least, maybe thirds) and glue them back together, against a form. The saw will cost you some thickness tho, so you may want to get new pieces and allow for that.

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#2 posted 09-02-2010 04:54 PM

Some steam ovens are easy to build and cheap. I think Nomad62 is right, 3/4 a little thick to bend. Forms and steam are what I’ve seen the most of. Don’t forget, allow extra on the length due to the curve and sliced and glued pieces won’t line up on the ends due to the outside and inside lengths being different.
Good luck,

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