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01-15-2011 06:02 PM

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My next project is going to require me to do something I have never done before, bend wood. Atleast that’s the best way that I can think of to make the stretchers for this table. I was told that they want the diameter of the table to be roughly 18”, which got me thinking that through a bit of trial and error on some scrap I could cut the stock to length, machine the tennons on the ends and bend the piece to the desired curve using some type of a form. I know I can build my own steamer box, which I may do but is this the most sensible option? The wood they decided on was cherry.

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#1 posted 01-15-2011 06:32 PM

I would use a bent lamanation. Cut the apron materal in thin strips and epoxy it back togather over a form. Use floating tennons or dowels to attach to the legs.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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