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#1 posted 12-04-2018 09:28 PM

I think if it were me I’d form them green, and allow them to dry formed. LOML does this often, she also makes baskets from riven wood, and greatly prefers hardwoods to be wet, over dry when trying to shape them.

2 to 3” diameter is gonna be tough to bend without a solid form, and at that size on a limb, I’d think hot, wet, and steamy would work best. I personally would limit my thick ends to be around 3/4” max, with 1/2” being optimal for making a “frame” to lace the thinner pieces into. Now if you had thicker pieces if you don’t turn, or smoke meats I’d see if local turners might want that bigger stuff.

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