<< My plan is
to steam all 10 strips at the same time, place them all in the bending
jig and then clamp the plywood together to put the arc into the
You may want to rethink this part. You have about a minute or so to to bnd ALL
ten strips; a rather difficult task.
Also, the form has to be VERY strong, and 3/4" plywood may not be the best
choice: you are putting tremendous force on the straps, clamps or whatever you
are using, and the plywood has a good chance to snap.
Generally the wood should be clamped for up to 24 hours. Expect a small amout
of springback. Also, white oak steams and bends better than red oak.