- Extreme Wood Bending
A man and his machine make spaghetti out of hardwood lumber with a patented compression process
- Q & A: Why Not Use Polyurethane Glue?
- Q & A: Best Glue for Bent Laminations
- Video: Free-Form Steam-Bending Technique
Bend a workpiece in two directions in this technique for creating curved and twisted furniture parts
- Curved Dividers for Glass Doors
The graceful and elegant curved muntins used on Federal furniture take time to make. But when executed well, they can transform a piece. Richard Oedel has devised ...
- Tapered Laminations Made Easy
Open up a new range of design possibilities by incorporating tapered curved laminations into your furniture. The best technique for making these laminations, Michael ...
- Video: A Guide to Bent Laminations
Chris Gochnour guides you through the steps to creating curved forms in this exclusive three-part video series. Part 1 shows how to make a sturdy bending form
- Video: A Guide to Bent Laminations: Part II
Part 2 of 3: Resawing veneers on the bandsaw
- Video: A Guide to Bent Laminations: Part III
Part 3 of 3: Laminating veneers with a shopmade vacuum bag
- Lamination Bending
Lon Schleining wrote a book on bending wood; in this article, he shares his tips on lamination bending as an economical way to create bent-wood furniture parts ...
- Take the Mystery Out of Steam-Bending
Lon Schleining demonstrates the basics of this technique by showing how to bend a back slat for a chair. He explains what the best wood is for steam-bending, and ...
- Curved Table Aprons
Bruce Peterson likes to find production methods that save time but don’t sacrifice quality. The tables he shows here have simple joinery, and he laminated layers ...
- Bending Compound Curves
Jere Osgood says the key to the compound-staved lamination system is realizing that flat layers of wood can be bent to one radius at one edge, and to a different ...
- Tapered Lamination
Jere Osgood continues his series on bending laminate. This article focuses on layers of wood that are not of uniform thickness -- tapered laminations and double-tapered ...
- Steam Bending
William Keyser, Jr., says the distinct advantage of steam bending is that the grain of the wood follows the curve, thus eliminating the short-grain problems associated ...