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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hi. My name is Andy and I am new here. I want to make some show cases with curved glass fronts. Does anybody have any advice on steam bending wood. Do I route the wood before or after it is bent?
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Have you considered cutting out your curve pieces out of solid stock on a bandsaw? This process would eliminate the steam bending step.
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Hi Andy.
I just finished a project where the board edges had to be a certain profile, and then steam bent. Any router project will be easier if you are able to work with flat stock. So often, unless the wood has a perfectly even convex bend, you are unable to control the depth of your router cut. Even if you cut the curved pieces from solid stock, routing them afterward can be tricky.
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