Fine Woodworking on Bending Wood (35 Articles)

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Whether making a delicate violin, a pair of skis or a graceful armchair, you'll need to bend wood. This text presents the basic methods and trade secrets from the experts.

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Overview

Whether making a delicate violin, a pair of skis or a graceful armchair, you'll need to bend wood. This text presents the basic methods and trade secrets from the experts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780918804297
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1989
  • Series: Fine Woodworking on... Series
  • Pages: 122
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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Fine Woodworking has been publishing the best woodworking information for small shop woodworkers since 1975.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Making a Basket from a Tree 2
Splitting Out a Firewood Tote 6
Plans for a Swiss Shaving Horse 8
Making Wooden Buckets 9
Bending with Ammonia 15
Steambending 16
Fixtures for Steambending 22
A Time and Motion Study 25
Oval Boxes 26
Shaker Carrier 28
Kerf-Bent Boxes 30
Hot-Pipe Bending 40
Bending Irons 41
An Adaptable Instrument Form 44
The Shape of a Violin 48
Plywood 52
Michael Thonet 54
Bent Laminations 62
Tapered Lamination 66
Bending Compound Curves 70
The Wood's Own Way of Bending 74
A Platform Fixture 78
Bending with Steel Hands 79
Questions & Answers 81
Cross-Country Skis, the Easy Way 82
Cross-Country Skis, Norwegian Style 84
Bending a Tray 86
Boomerang 89
Throwing the Boomerang 91
Shop-Built Vacuum Press 92
A One-Piece Chair 98
A Glue Press 100
Circular Stairway 101
Lapstrake Boatbuilding 104
Building a Lapstrake Boat 110
Controlling the Boat's Shape 118
Laminated Fishing Net 119
Index 120
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