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Posted on CNC vs Steambending Hardwood

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#1 posted 04-03-2018 10:46 PM

CNC seems like overkill to me. Unless you are just dying to try steam bending or already have the equipment (steam generator and box) to do it, I probably would not go that route either. Bent laminations would be simpler for something this size It would be fairly easy to cut these out using a band saw or maybe even a jigsaw or scroll saw if you don’t make them too wide. When cutting them out (or steam bending for that matter), try to orient the grain so that it runs (or almost runs) end to end. This will make them stronger.

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