Wood Bender's Handbook

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It's one of the hidden secrets of woodworking, and an essential technique for anyone who works with wood. How many items around your house feature bent wood? Dozens, probably. A brief tour may turn up rocking chairs, armchairs, ax handles, hockey sticks, hiking sticks, skis, longbows, guitars and violins, canoes and more. It doesn't take expensive machinery or exotic hand tools—just apply these proven methods and techniques to your favorite projects, following the clear instructions backed by nearly 200 ...
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Overview

It's one of the hidden secrets of woodworking, and an essential technique for anyone who works with wood. How many items around your house feature bent wood? Dozens, probably. A brief tour may turn up rocking chairs, armchairs, ax handles, hockey sticks, hiking sticks, skis, longbows, guitars and violins, canoes and more. It doesn't take expensive machinery or exotic hand tools—just apply these proven methods and techniques to your favorite projects, following the clear instructions backed by nearly 200 full-color photos and captions covering each stage of work. Try cold-bending and dry-bending, laminating and kerf bending, as well as hot water, steam, and hot air bending, and many others. For each technique, you get expert recommendations for several different kinds of woods from one of the world's acknowledged experts. Handy charts show you the bending qualities of the 25 most important woods, as well as the desired effects for numerous wood types for each project. 8 X 10. 144 Color Pages
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402756146
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/4/2008
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 641,284
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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