|Forum topic by NaptownWood||posted 06-03-2013 03:00 PM||4071 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-03-2013 03:00 PM
Does anyone have any experience in steaming or boiling small dowell rods to shape them into twisted shapes? I am designing another roadster, but this time, like a nice Rat Rod, I’d like to have some nasty headers coming out of the hood, and running down the sides. I have been wanting to take some dowell rods, and put them in boiling water, or steam them in a small PVC tube.
The question is have you done this and how much could I contort a maple vs walnut dowell, say 1/4” in dia. Is it even possible to do without splintering the heck out of it?
On another note, anyone ever try to make a small wooden spring on the lathe? some coil over shocks would be cool too.
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