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Joining bent legs to form a pedestal?

by JohnMcClure
posted 11-16-2018 12:20 AM

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#1 posted 11-17-2018 04:01 AM

A 1/16” thick piece of boiled wood will go cold in about 10 seconds. You could use dry heat, as with a heat gun, and heat-then-bend the wood as you work your way around. With normal heat bending, I apply the heat on the inside of the bend, and if the stock is thick, with a metal bending strap on the outside of the bend as well. But shouldn’t be a problem with wood that thin.

Not only will the boiled wood cool too quickly, the water will raise the grain, and gluing the wet wood will be problematic as well. Others may have different experiences than mine, however.

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