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#1 posted 10-31-2018 04:38 PM

ok, so I finally got it to work. I put three pieces of maple (about 1/8 inch thick) in a 6 inch pvc pipe that was capped off at one end. dropped the wood in and filled with boiling water until wood was fully submerged (attached weights to it so that they would not float up) . once the boiling water was in I sealed the top . I used a screw on cap but duck tape would have worked as well.
left in for only 2 hours, took it out and was able to bend into the form and let dry for a few days, I then glued the laminates and let dry for a day. worked like magic, I was surprised. here’s some pics of the final result

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