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Old 10-02-2015, 09:35 PM
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Hi everyone my wife wants to build a house from scratch but with the roof 'sunken in', this will mean the roof joists running top to bottom will have to be curved in slightly, does anyone know how to bend wood to be able to do this please?
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:49 PM
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Frogy... There are a few threads on the forum about bending wood which maybe of help. Click on Search menu, type in bending wood in the white box, click on Show Threads and press Go and they will pop up including yours. I havent tried bending wood, but you can steam bend it.
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Old 11-02-2015, 12:03 AM
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There are lots of tutorials on Pintrest and You Tube. Failing that perhaps you could use another medium which maybe easier.. e.g. mount board?
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Old 11-02-2015, 11:31 AM
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You could always try laminating thin strips of wood using pva glue. Just use a flat board with nails or pins at suitable intervals to guide the strips.
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This works without steaming. Soak the wood in ammonia overnight in a closed container. I've literally taken a 1/8" x 1/4" x 12" piece of walnut and tied it in a bow without cracking the grain.
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