Bending Maple


I've got a plan from an older Wood magazine issue to make a toboggan. They use ash in there project, would maple a good substitute for bending? The strips will be cut 1/16" in thickness and will be bent around a 16" form to make the front of the toboggan.
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On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 13:40:51 GMT, "P.I._Maine"

Depends what you have available. The main consideration is to use split timber (not sawn) that's as green as you can get it. I'd always use something I felld myself for this sort of task, and then I'd bend it that same week.
Choice of species is a minor issue - not everything works, but you should have something local that would.
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