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Steam Bending in the Round

Postby Stanford Peverill » Sun May 28, 2017 9:05 pm

Although still a challenging exercise, I am having more successes steam bending chair arms and backs using 30mm x 30mm ash stock. I am using a conventional backing 0.9mm stainless steel strip to support the wood fibres in the bending process. I prepare the square section with loving care trying to get rid of any saw marks and 'slightly fettling' it to something like smooth with my jack plane; then into the steamer. Has anyone had experience bending ROUND stock in the steaming process? if so what do you use to support the fibres when bending. Or do I bend in the square then ROUND the arm/back when cool. Any thought please. Thanks
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Re: Steam Bending in the Round

Postby gavin » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:27 pm

Ask Charlie Whinney. He taught course in this at BB17.
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