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Wood bending can be challenging at the start; this comprehensive guide shows four essential techniques with clear step-by-step instructions to make bending wood less intimidating.

It begins with a broad general discussion of wood bending, describing the physical processes at work, and includes a chart listing the bending properties of 82 different domestic and exotic woods. Detailed chapters cover bending green wood, bending with heat, water and steam, solid-wood bent laminations, and bent panels. Each section includes instructions for carrying out a project using the technique described. A final section explains the principles involved in finishing the edges of bent panels.

Softcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 179 pages, 2008.

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