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01-13-2001, 11:05 PM
I am finishing my bar in my basement and the one end is rounded. I have tried numerous molding products around the base and they continue to snap after a couple of minutes. Does anyone have any great advice on how to bend the molding and finally keeping it from breaking??
Dave in Cairns
01-14-2001, 01:46 AM
LAST EDITED ON Jan-14-01 AT 01:47AM (CDT)[p]Mark , it's hard for me to recommend specifics , as I don't know what timber , size of curve or size of moulding. I'd suggest you look at either laminating or steaming.
01-17-2001, 10:11 PM
Mark, I have played around with bending wood enough to be dangerous. I have been working with Walnut and I have been doing steam bending. I determined that the moisture content in the wood was too low < 10%. However, I read several books on how to do it and after building myself a steam chamber was able to successfully bend a few pieces...Let me know a little more about what you are doing...
01-21-2001, 09:10 PM
this a very unorthodox method for bending wood. but it works for me. boil the piece of wood in question for about an hour and it should become pliable. secure it in the required shape and leave to dry.