Hi any shaker box makers here... I was looking at this site
He has very good info and what I was looking at is the #20 box.. This
looks like a challenge!!
It takes a piece of wood for the band of the box 14.5 inches wide and 114
inches long. hmmm? Would have to have a large enough trough to boil the band
in? Any ideas how this could be taken on?
Ever look at your watch then look away again and you don't know what time it
Well the principles are the same are they not? The ratio of width and
length and thickness are the same whether it is a #0 or a number 20 box? I
am not stating I am asking? These are not rocket science ratios by any means
but basically they should apply across the board I would think. So yes I
think you would need to boil or steam the wood!
The guiding principle here is that wood of thinner section will bend around
a tighter _radius_ curve without help. The larger box has a larger radius,
therefore, no help should be needed if you're still talking 3/16 stock.
I've seen this guy, I think, or perhaps someone else with a similar beard,
work, and he uses the luthier's trick of soaking and bending around a hot
piece of pipe, though, once again, if you take a thinner piece of wood,
it'll bend much tighter without breaking.
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