Me and my big mouth: I happened to mention to my wife that a table would look good at a corner in the hallway and she suggested that one with a curved front would be just the ticket.
I've always intended to build a steambox and Woodcraft carries the steam generator.
Question: what wood species best lend themselves to steam-bending?
On Thursday, September 19, 2013 11:06:21 AM UTC-7, Gramps' shop wrote:
ed front would be just the ticket.
Most domestic woods bend fine. The real trick is to try and get wood that w
as air dried. The kiln drying process is harsh on the wood and sort of hard
ens it. You may be better off doing lamination work. Then you can just add
a top lam that is any species you want. Lamming is fun. lots of re-sawing a
nd fixture building, etc.
Bending is much more art than process. It can be a real hit and miss affair
I'll look and see if I can find the videos of this one guy who weaves steam
ed wood. He shows that taking a steamed piece of wood and bending it on one
axis, then the other and it turns into like a piece of rope for a few seco
nds and you can weave with it.
On Thursday, September 19, 2013 1:50:18 PM UTC-7, SonomaProducts.com wrote:
rved front would be just the ticket.
rdens it. You may be better off doing lamination work. Then you can just ad
d a top lam that is any species you want. Lamming is fun. lots of re-sawing
and fixture building, etc.
ne axis, then the other and it turns into like a piece of rope for a few se
conds and you can weave with it.
OK, here is one video that shows the same concept, bending two directions.
I remember know the guy I saw was twisting the wood as the third step, not
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