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UPDATE: Wood Bender's Handbook by Zachary Taylor

comments (194) August 1st, 2013 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Wood Bender's Handbook by Zachary Taylor
Sterling Publishing, 2008.
$17.95; 144 pp.

This week's winner is chipmaker2. He won a copy of Wood Bender's Handbook.

Starting with wood-bending principles and techniques, the Wood Bender's Handbook by Zachary Taylor sets the stage for successful bending. Taylor explains the characteristics of wood, including information about moisture content, and moves you right into the process of bending. The book then covers different bending techniques: hot and cold bending, dry bending, bent lamination and kerf bending. The book also includes wood bending projects such as oval boxes, walking sticks and chair backs.

The lucky winner is chipmaker2. His comment was chosen at random.


Be sure to stay tuned for more giveaways.


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Comments (194)

Blackwuf Blackwuf writes: My wife says I should read more and spend less on tools. I'm not sure I trust her...
Posted: 3:19 pm on August 5th

Chucklit Chucklit writes: I need all the help I can get with wood bending. This book would be a big help.
Posted: 8:05 pm on July 30th

user-4297722 user-4297722 writes: I would love to try wood bending.
Posted: 4:44 pm on July 30th

Jimmyb4848 Jimmyb4848 writes: I would love to have this book in my library.
Posted: 10:05 am on July 30th

jcwnr jcwnr writes: Hi, please consider my hat being in the ring. Joe
Posted: 7:04 am on July 30th

edgardu40 edgardu40 writes: I would like to win this book.
Posted: 11:07 pm on July 29th

larryRice larryRice writes: Onemore book increases the need to build one more bookcase.
Posted: 5:14 pm on July 29th

tablazo tablazo writes: Just what i've been looking for...
Posted: 12:45 pm on July 29th

iam iam writes: I am just starting to do some wood bending with thin laminates at also steam bending. This would be great.
Posted: 10:58 am on July 29th

sweetned sweetned writes: Taunton titles are typically excellent. I expect this is as well. I could certainly use some bending pointers.
Posted: 10:43 am on July 29th

johneleeatlanta johneleeatlanta writes: Bending wood opens a great range of new possibilities for woodworkers who want to push their design and building skills. This book might open the door.
Posted: 9:48 am on July 29th

nathandcasey nathandcasey writes: This would be a great tool to help me deepen my arsenal of woodworking abilities!
Posted: 6:40 am on July 29th

Pennstate84 Pennstate84 writes: Looks like an interesting book. I would love to learn more about this topic.
Posted: 2:15 am on July 29th

Comey Comey writes: I have always wanted to build a project bending wood but afraid to try it outright.
Posted: 8:22 pm on July 28th

rdzone1 rdzone1 writes: This looks like a great book I can think of a few projects I would like to try !
Posted: 5:44 pm on July 28th

nexttripp nexttripp writes: I'd bend over backwards to win this for my son
Posted: 10:34 am on July 28th

Nailbender5 Nailbender5 writes: Bending wood is something that would take my wood working to another level. Ive done some in the past but some kind of instruction would be great! This book would give me the information I need to make beautiful pieces instead of one more piece for the fire place.
Posted: 8:33 am on July 28th

sauchie sauchie writes: With some difficulty I have been bending wood for years.
I think this book could make thing much easier!!
Posted: 3:02 am on July 28th

woodchunker woodchunker writes: This would be fine addition to my library.
Posted: 9:11 pm on July 27th

ncapex ncapex writes: Interested in doing a wood bending project, the book would be a good reference.
Posted: 8:50 pm on July 27th

Portage1969 Portage1969 writes: Shaker box is on my to do list and this book would help.
Posted: 8:04 pm on July 27th

user-2345683 user-2345683 writes: A wood bending book would really help me in my woodworking business.
Posted: 7:16 pm on July 27th

retireejd retireejd writes: Would love to have this book!!
Posted: 7:03 pm on July 27th

obwoodworker obwoodworker writes: would love to bend a little wood prior to bending my elbow with satisfaction
Posted: 5:11 pm on July 27th

Bytheway Bytheway writes: I'm bent on winning this book.
Posted: 3:46 pm on July 27th

leeh522 leeh522 writes: bending wood sounds like fun!
Posted: 12:45 pm on July 27th

jerrymoors jerrymoors writes: I'd bend over backwards to get this book.
Posted: 12:44 pm on July 27th

Onyx09 Onyx09 writes: Remember the old bushel baskets? Bent wood. Sign me up.
Posted: 12:19 pm on July 27th

jareed jareed writes: Always room for another book I don't have time to read.
Posted: 12:04 pm on July 27th

RMayfield RMayfield writes: That could be fun to try! All of my work is square. LOL
Posted: 11:14 am on July 27th

Shane Shane writes: Free Woodworking Book? Sign me up!
Posted: 10:55 am on July 27th

klhbuilder klhbuilder writes: Love working with wood, I' like to try bending. Draw my name.
Posted: 9:41 am on July 27th

brianv532 brianv532 writes: Would like to learn about this topic and the book would be great to get started.
Posted: 9:38 am on July 27th

kar1205 kar1205 writes: Life is short. Collect interesting books. Read fast! Am ready to gather some additional information on wood bending.
Posted: 8:30 am on July 27th

GaryMGg GaryMGg writes: My library has room for this one.
Posted: 8:20 am on July 27th

primeRibAndADew primeRibAndADew writes: Wood bending has always intrigued me. Maybe the book will give me the courage to try.

Remember, life is like a piece of wood, you can complain about the knots or you can make them beautiful. Mike Slupinski.
Posted: 6:05 am on July 27th

brifpot brifpot writes: makes a change from straight woodworking,
Posted: 4:57 am on July 27th

user-2496684 user-2496684 writes: Looks like an interesting book. I would love to give it a try.
Posted: 3:19 am on July 27th

keithgallagher keithgallagher writes: Being a newbie to hand tool woodworking and traditional woodworking methods I'd love to win this. I've done very little work with bent wood but would love to try it out.
Posted: 2:55 am on July 27th

ikenspired ikenspired writes: I've been thinking of adding steam bending to my repertoire. This looks like it might be the way to get started.

Posted: 5:29 pm on July 25th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: I just tried wood bending for the first time using a series of thinly sliced veneers. It worked great but I'd still like to try my hand at steam bending. I tried a few weeks ago to bend wood into the shape of a number nine in order to inlay it (like Steve latta) and didn't have much success. Perhaps this book can offer some insight.
Posted: 11:47 am on July 24th

candlebox candlebox writes: Looks like one of John Wilson's oval shaker boxes on the front. And for anyone who wants to take up the hobby of building oval boxes for money, gifts, or pleasure; just let me tell you that those things can be tricky. Oh, it's easy to build the box, but the devil is in the details. Getting those fingers to flow, getting a tight fit around the bottom and lid, getting the tacks to clinch without mangling anything--those are the tough parts.
Posted: 10:57 am on July 24th

pomme pomme writes: I have just the place on my book shelf.
Posted: 4:37 am on July 24th

VESPID VESPID writes: I need this book to complete my X-wing fighter says my master Joda. A smart one he is.
Posted: 9:56 pm on July 23rd

user-434802 user-434802 writes: Always willing to learn new woodworking skills.
Posted: 9:30 pm on July 23rd

smcarver smcarver writes: I have steam bent red oak pieces for some chairs I made and have always wanted to try the shaker box!
Posted: 12:34 pm on July 23rd

bitfig bitfig writes: I found that laminating cedar strips around a 34 inch circular form was not as easy as I thought it would be. Building a steam tube is next..
Posted: 11:38 am on July 23rd

illipour illipour writes: I have some experience on wood bending but only for strip woods by using a hot peice of pipe which I am sure this way is very easy to form a trip of wood . I would like to know more about bending specially the cold bending type .

Posted: 6:53 am on July 23rd

Erik_Potter Erik_Potter writes: Comment
Posted: 7:50 pm on July 22nd

Cranked Cranked writes: Any books on bending are a gift, I have only found using steam to bend timber to be most useful as boiling water only has effect while it is boiling and of course you have to use a straight grained timber without shakes. Those new shark hand steamers are good, there instant steam makers.

Posted: 5:32 pm on July 22nd

chefpman chefpman writes: Count me in... love the simplicity and economy of materials in Shaker boxes.... and by bending wood saving time from carving/excavating out of solid wood for a myriad of other functions.
Posted: 3:13 pm on July 22nd

ajhicks ajhicks writes: Timely offer! My daughter wants a round front bedroom cabinet. I was scratching my head wondering how to accomplish the task. I look forward to winning the book.
Posted: 2:45 pm on July 22nd

TonyMo810 TonyMo810 writes: I've been thinking about getting into Shaker box building.This would be a great way to start.
Posted: 12:29 pm on July 22nd

jgwpat jgwpat writes: As a Windsor Chair maker, I am always interested in learning more or newer ideas for bending wood for my chairs. This would really be a great addition to my library.


Posted: 12:14 pm on July 22nd

DrDaryn DrDaryn writes: A new book is always welcome in my library. I have never given a lot of thought to wood bending probably because I have no idea how to do it. With the knowledge from the book my mind will probably start to think about projects that include it.
Posted: 11:51 am on July 22nd

PierreB PierreB writes: This is the book I was looking for!
Posted: 11:29 am on July 22nd

MrEdCa831 MrEdCa831 writes: Yes, looks like a great book. Send me the prize, asap? thanks, Ed
Posted: 11:05 am on July 22nd

bfarris bfarris writes: I want to start bending wood. This looks like the book for me.
Posted: 9:50 am on July 22nd

bolfar bolfar writes: This is a book I could really use, I bend wood alot but not so much on purpose.
Posted: 8:38 am on July 22nd

user-2432703 user-2432703 writes: Maybe this will help me to make the Shaker boxes that I've always wanted to try.
Posted: 8:06 am on July 22nd

gottshallbible gottshallbible writes: I have made shaker oval boxes as gifts. The boxes have always been well received.
Posted: 6:56 am on July 22nd

DanAndKim DanAndKim writes: I'd love a copy. Bending is something I've always wanted to do, but need to find a method that doesn't require a ton of space or elaborate setup.
Posted: 6:03 am on July 22nd

user-2276747 user-2276747 writes: I need to learn much more, I recently tried to attempted to reform old coat hooks to their original shape-an oops situation
Posted: 5:44 am on July 22nd

Andrey Andrey writes: I'd love to learn about bending in a more consistent way. I hope I'll get this book.
Posted: 5:16 am on July 22nd

rodk1 rodk1 writes: Thanks, I'd love to own this book.
Posted: 1:26 am on July 22nd

jdcook72 jdcook72 writes: Yet one more aspect of his hobby for me to pursue...
Posted: 12:55 am on July 22nd

highly_figured highly_figured writes: Well, now, this would be a nice addition to anyones library. Especially mine !!
Posted: 11:09 pm on July 21st

WenShank WenShank writes: Dibs!
Posted: 9:30 pm on July 21st

JMac47 JMac47 writes: Particularly interested in the walking sticks, getting to that age.
Posted: 9:00 pm on July 21st

MicahW MicahW writes: Count me in please.
Posted: 7:53 pm on July 21st

bmwz3coupe bmwz3coupe writes: Should be a excellent read.
Posted: 4:22 pm on July 21st

user-1138250 user-1138250 writes: I don't know anything about bending wood. This book looks like it would be a great learning tool.
Posted: 4:04 pm on July 21st

rburwell rburwell writes: I'll take it! Thanks
Posted: 2:35 pm on July 21st

One Wood Knot One Wood Knot writes: Wood bending can be fun!!! Made a bender out of a large piece of PVC and provided steam using the burner part of a turkey cooker. Done some kerf bending and a little laminate bending. Would love to win this book and make comments.
Posted: 2:01 pm on July 21st

SwansIslander SwansIslander writes: 77 years old and time to move to step 2 in bending. A copy would be most helpful.
Posted: 10:02 am on July 21st

buoyd buoyd writes: Great info on bending wood. I would like to have a copy.
Posted: 8:59 am on July 21st

macdoxy macdoxy writes: I would love to learn a new skill.
Posted: 8:59 am on July 21st

woodwrench woodwrench writes: I've always wanted to try bending wood
Posted: 8:41 am on July 21st

BigDumbAnimal BigDumbAnimal writes: I've experimented but had very limited success, this might just help me figure it out.
Posted: 8:37 am on July 21st

GCAlexander GCAlexander writes: Wood bending, to boldly go where this woodworker has not gone before. I'm in.
Posted: 6:39 am on July 21st

user-2458018 user-2458018 writes: I'm in
Posted: 4:37 am on July 21st

2850Smithy 2850Smithy writes: I teach High School Woodwork. This book would be a great resource for doing cool stuff with wood for my students.
Posted: 4:36 am on July 21st

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: Would love to give bending wood a try. Sounds like a great book count me in.
Posted: 3:52 am on July 21st

red724 red724 writes: I believe this would allow me to make a quantum leap in my work as an instrument repairman. Thanks, Red
Posted: 1:55 am on July 21st

Relfy Relfy writes: Having constructed some shaker boxes like the one on the cover during a short course the book will give a bit more technichal support to the skills learned.
Posted: 12:42 am on July 21st

coolredmudball coolredmudball writes: Would be a very useful book in my collection!
Posted: 12:32 am on July 21st

Kengaroo Kengaroo writes: This book would be an great addition to my Fine Woodworking library! Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 12:06 am on July 21st

jmcscott2 jmcscott2 writes: I have been wanting to try some wood bending for a long time. This might just give me the needed impetus to do so.
Posted: 11:51 pm on July 20th

Crownvic55 Crownvic55 writes: Sure, I haven't won anything in a long time.
Posted: 11:44 pm on July 20th

hompomanoosuk hompomanoosuk writes: I have wanted to try wood bending for a long time and I think this book would be the ticket to get me started.
Posted: 11:43 pm on July 20th

hompomanoosuk hompomanoosuk writes:
Posted: 11:37 pm on July 20th

SillyGoose1 SillyGoose1 writes: This book would be an excellent addition to my Fine Woodworking library! Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 10:49 pm on July 20th

Mukidi Mukidi writes: Bending wood greatly expands the design possibilities in virtually all types of woodworking, often enabling greater strength with lesser weight while adding a a sensuous feeling that straight lines cannot. I would love to have this book help me develop my skills in this pursuit.
Posted: 10:28 pm on July 20th

thonet thonet writes: Bending wood is qualitatively different than cutting it, making joints, or machine shaping it, etc. Witness the strength of Shaker boxes where utilizing steam bending techniques along with the natural strength of the parallel grain of the wood even though flimsy by itself results in a surprisingly formidable container. Learning more about these bending techniques would indeed be a step in another wood dimension.
Posted: 9:47 pm on July 20th

Cedem Cedem writes: Over the years I have done some lamination bending and kerf bending, but would love to expand my skills into more refined bending techniques. Hope I get lucky in your draw.
Posted: 9:16 pm on July 20th

user-2676090 user-2676090 writes: I would love to own this book. Please consider my desire.
Posted: 9:07 pm on July 20th

Dave47 Dave47 writes: I have steam bent oak laminations and plywood over curves frames, but would like to learn even more bending techniques.
Posted: 8:05 pm on July 20th

Mechikoff Mechikoff writes: I am restoring a six drawer dresser from 1943. It had" a laminate top and is otherwise in perfect condition. It was in a building about to be torn down by the army and I was able to save it.
Posted: 7:43 pm on July 20th

Mechikoff Mechikoff writes: I am restoring a six drawer dresser from 1943. It had" a laminate top and is otherwise in perfect condition. It was in a building about to be torn down by the army and I was able to save it.
Posted: 7:43 pm on July 20th

whimwood whimwood writes: I've done bent laminations, but I'd like to learn other methods of bending. The design possibilities in breaking out of the x-y axis seem limitless.
Posted: 6:11 pm on July 20th

UW_Hwt UW_Hwt writes: I always wanted to learn to build Scandinavian "Iina" - (bent wood lunch boxes). This looks like a good place to start...
Thank you for the opportunity.
Posted: 6:01 pm on July 20th

Deforestor Deforestor writes: Wood bending has many application in furniture and instrument making so this book would be a great reference source. I have done many shaker boxes, hand made chairs, and tool pieces with bending and laminating.
Posted: 4:20 pm on July 20th

woody44 woody44 writes: this would be a nice and welcome addition to my collection.I don't really get much call for construction of this type in the projects I get invoved in but there have been times I thought that this knowledge would have been quite helpful.Bring it on! In the past I have used laminating with forms to achieve the desired result but I think this is challenging option.
Posted: 4:11 pm on July 20th

Gary_Wonacott Gary_Wonacott writes: I've always wanted to build a project that have curved pieces in it, but I just can't get the hang of bending wood.
Posted: 3:57 pm on July 20th

Meno11 Meno11 writes: I just finished making a steam box. I'm in the process of collecting some ash wood to bend for a pedal car that I'm making. I sure could use some more info to read on wood bending before I start.
Posted: 3:40 pm on July 20th

ahorowitz ahorowitz writes: When airplanes were made from bedsheets, water pipe and old fenceposts I used to bend wood for wingtips, but haven't done any since 1942. This book would be a great refresher course for me.
Posted: 2:43 pm on July 20th

PaulC123 PaulC123 writes: Definitely wold like to read this!
Posted: 2:27 pm on July 20th

MisterChips MisterChips writes: I've successfully bent thin stock for Shaker oval boxes, but never anything thicker or laminated. This book looks like it will help me learn how to do just that.
Posted: 2:26 pm on July 20th

chipchop chipchop writes: I have attempted steam bending in the past, but all was a miserable failure. This book sounds as though it may be exactly the answer to my problems. Please enter me for this draw.
Posted: 2:19 pm on July 20th

jerusalemwoodart jerusalemwoodart writes: Be happy to have more great idea's and info for bending wood!
Posted: 2:14 pm on July 20th

pabull pabull writes: Thanks for the free give away of the Wood Bender's Handbook by Zachary Taylor. With 144 pages of bending, it will be hard to lay this book down flat.
Posted: 2:10 pm on July 20th

casaheil casaheil writes: I've done a few bending projects but would love to learn more...
Posted: 2:10 pm on July 20th

CPLStony CPLStony writes: Having tried many years of mind-bending (teaching), I am now ready for wood-bending. Bring it on!
Posted: 1:58 pm on July 20th

TulumTom TulumTom writes: I've done a fair amount of steam bending over the years, snowshoes, fishing nets, Shaker boxes, etc. using birch, maple, cherry, oak available in Vermont. Now I'm living in southern mexico and would like to continue steam bending, using the locally available, indigenous hardwoods. There is no information in my home library covering any of the woods I'd like to try bending. I'm sure the "Wood Bender's Handbook" has information or techniques which will be helpful.
Posted: 1:30 pm on July 20th

JPSzcz JPSzcz writes: Bender?! I didn't even know her.
Posted: 1:25 pm on July 20th

MI_Joe MI_Joe writes: I completed my first bending project this year, when I helped build a Klondike sled with the Webelo scouts. I would love to learn more.
Posted: 1:06 pm on July 20th

rockchair rockchair writes: Over the last 10 years I've done a fair amount of bending. I've made a few shaker boxes. I've tried steam bending. I've done much of my work in bent lamination for many projects. I've always been fond of incorporating bending into chairs, boxes. chests , and other special projects. I'd like to read this book and see what additional tips and techniques I can pick up.
Posted: 1:00 pm on July 20th

RHolt1662 RHolt1662 writes: Would love to be added to the drawing. I have tried my hand a few times at bending, once not so bad. The others did b\not turn out too well. Would love this book to improve greatly!!

Posted: 12:18 pm on July 20th

madmaxx1313 madmaxx1313 writes: The wife wants a $500 fancy scrolled metal signpost, I'd like to give her one just as nice in wood with steam bent scrolls. Never having done steam bending this book would be a great start,
Posted: 12:15 pm on July 20th

avmongoose avmongoose writes: love your website and all the great videos and tips you put out. Hope I win the book!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 12:14 pm on July 20th

john_bjrh john_bjrh writes: I love working with wood and am always eager to learn knew techniques to add to my skill set. I do antique furniture restoration as a hobby and would definitely appreciate the input.
Posted: 12:14 pm on July 20th

chipmaker2 chipmaker2 writes:
The first time I bent wood it was to make a pair of snow shoes.
I was in a two bedroom apartment and bent the red oak using galvanized gutter down spout as a team chamber. Looking back the metal gutter threw a lot of wasted heat but I did get the wood bent.
Lots of fun!
Posted: 12:04 pm on July 20th

carpentarius carpentarius writes: Would love to have a copy, Thanks for the chance.
Posted: 11:26 am on July 20th

trejos trejos writes: I would love a book on wood bending but I NEED a book on wood stretching!
Posted: 11:16 am on July 20th

maintmech maintmech writes: Thanks for the offer!
Posted: 11:10 am on July 20th

tms tms writes: I'm in
Posted: 11:04 am on July 20th

Jzisa487 Jzisa487 writes: I've done a limitless bent lamination and a little steam this book would bea great resource.
Posted: 11:04 am on July 20th

FarRed FarRed writes: Maybe it can tell me how to bend strips of 2x4, for the cheap woodworker.
Posted: 11:01 am on July 20th

Nitreug Nitreug writes: I have a few project on which I would like to try wood bending. The timing looks right!
Posted: 10:59 am on July 20th

MTMan2 MTMan2 writes: Thanks for an opportunity to add to my library.
Posted: 10:20 am on July 20th

skeenum skeenum writes: Would like to try the technique.
Posted: 10:17 am on July 20th

planer319 planer319 writes: Would like this book for my library.
Posted: 10:16 am on July 20th

tman814 tman814 writes: Great book - ready to make Shaker boxes!
Posted: 10:11 am on July 20th

hacker24 hacker24 writes: I have bent laminates and experimented with steam bending, any new information would just be a bonus.
Posted: 10:08 am on July 20th

Riegs Riegs writes: I've always wanted to try wood bending. Maybe the information in this book will help me do that.
Posted: 10:05 am on July 20th

LowB LowB writes: Would love to add this to my woodworking library.
Posted: 9:59 am on July 20th

oh2dovetail oh2dovetail writes: I'm ready to start bending. Signed up for electives on bent laminations at Fine Woodworking Live next month!
Posted: 9:53 am on July 20th

user-2455267 user-2455267 writes: This book would be a stellar addition to my Fine Woodworking library! I am very interested!!!
Posted: 9:50 am on July 20th

jasoncarpenter jasoncarpenter writes: I love how wood can be used in such unique ways. Can't wait to read it!
Posted: 9:46 am on July 20th

FCH FCH writes: I've tried some bending with moderate success and would like more information on the subject. Sounds like this would be a good reference.
Posted: 9:43 am on July 20th

mrmmike mrmmike writes: This week I had the opportunity to visit the shop of a woodworker in Painesville, Ohio. He had sitting in his showroom several of these oval boxes. They were so beautiful it inspired me to attempt to build some. This book would be very helpful in my first attempt!

Posted: 9:41 am on July 20th

Zen_One Zen_One writes: This book will surely help my first attempt at a shaker box.
Posted: 9:30 am on July 20th

Brentrpage Brentrpage writes: I would love a copy of the book!
Posted: 9:28 am on July 20th

ggaul2001 ggaul2001 writes: This would be great! I have been looking for a book like this that covers the topic completely. I sure would like to win a copy!!!
Posted: 8:59 am on July 20th

crazyeddie crazyeddie writes: Pick me! Pick me!
Posted: 8:55 am on July 20th

RobertWhiteneck RobertWhiteneck writes: I would like a copy!
Posted: 8:52 am on July 20th

user-2682294 user-2682294 writes: I've got to bend and bend again!
Thank you!
Posted: 8:52 am on July 20th

shch98 shch98 writes: I would love to have a copy!
Posted: 8:27 am on July 20th

THammack THammack writes: I need to bend something
Posted: 8:27 am on July 20th

THammack THammack writes: I need to bend something
Posted: 8:25 am on July 20th

deadalus deadalus writes: I do hope to win this book. Despite the wealth of information in the forums, a tangible guide will certainly help me figure out what I've been doing wrong up to now.
Posted: 8:23 am on July 20th

jbeal jbeal writes: Great. Sign me up.
Posted: 8:21 am on July 20th

user-2663913 user-2663913 writes: I have done some steam bending in the recent past for repairs to my boat. I am sure that this book would help me greatly in future projects.
Posted: 8:17 am on July 20th

Capn_Mike Capn_Mike writes: Please sign me up for the drawing!
Posted: 8:10 am on July 20th

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: Ready to bend
Posted: 8:02 am on July 20th

Dave_Burley Dave_Burley writes: I build string instruments and typically bend wood with heat. I'd like to learn other methods.
Posted: 8:01 am on July 20th

user-1067682 user-1067682 writes: I have a stash of bendable wood and a steamer. This would help me make use of those things.
Posted: 7:58 am on July 20th

DSchmitt DSchmitt writes: Sweet book! I would love to learn how to build a Shaker Box like the one on the cover!
Posted: 7:49 am on July 20th

user-1145405 user-1145405 writes: Froe in hand, steam box hot, what do I do next?
Posted: 7:45 am on July 20th

bluerag56 bluerag56 writes: I would love to win!
Posted: 7:39 am on July 20th

DeaconDoug DeaconDoug writes: I recently tried bending wood for a tabernacle I just finished. The project called for bent laminations and steam bending. I truly enjoyed both aspects and have been thinking about how to incorporate bending into my next project. I already have a couple books on bending and would love to add this one to my small collection!
Posted: 7:34 am on July 20th

dansanc dansanc writes: I never bent any wood, but I would like to learn this technique.
Posted: 7:29 am on July 20th

Dan01 Dan01 writes: I do a fair amount of bending and would love to add this to my library.
Posted: 7:12 am on July 20th

Ralph Kolva Ralph Kolva writes: I do a bit of bent lam work but that's the extent of my wood bending experience, would love to have this book to learn some new techniques.
Posted: 7:10 am on July 20th

McDonald McDonald writes: I have worked on several bending projects and would love to add this very intresting book to my library.
Posted: 7:08 am on July 20th

boatblder boatblder writes: I would love to learn some new techniques beyond just bent lamination, such as stem bending and kerf bending. This looks like an interesting book.
Posted: 7:07 am on July 20th

subagh subagh writes: There is some magic to the Fine Woodworking e-newsletter. Whatever project I am working on there always seems to be an article or video series perfect for me. Most recently I've been do a series of boxes and cabinets with curved doors or casework and there it was: just the advice necessary to get me over a few of the bumps in the road
Posted: 6:36 am on July 20th

Wally12 Wally12 writes: I've always admired the beautiful oval boxes and have wanted to give it a try. I'm sure this book would give me the guidance to maybe start a new phase of woodworking. Make me a winner. Thanks.
Posted: 6:34 am on July 20th

TrashmanPops TrashmanPops writes: Would love to add some predictability to my bending technique!

Posted: 6:33 am on July 20th

dherbert dherbert writes: What a relief to discover that not only bent woodworkers can learn to bend wood!
Posted: 6:16 am on July 20th

jollyjohn jollyjohn writes: My grandson saw this offer and wanted to know if I knew how to bend wood to make boxes, I told him I've tried it a few times and wasn't very good at it. He would like to try it so I thought I would try to get a book so we could make some for gifts. Thanks
Posted: 6:15 am on July 20th

williamburns williamburns writes: Cool giveaway!

Posted: 6:08 am on July 20th

George Wallace George Wallace writes: I have been using wood bending quite a bit in my work. Always seems to be a "technique of risk" when I incorporate a bit feature. It would be good to see what another wood worker uses for technique.
Posted: 6:07 am on July 20th

Thomas50 Thomas50 writes: I have been building fine furniture for quite a while now and bending is one of the things that needs improvement to complete my skill set. This book would be a great way to do that - a great way to share how this book can give and woodwork these much needed skills.
Posted: 5:55 am on July 20th

MarK39 MarK39 writes: I love to read about new ways to work wood and leaving a knowledge library for my children to reference after I am gone is important, this book would be a great addition to that library!
Posted: 5:48 am on July 20th

yerblues56 yerblues56 writes: I've done some wet bending of white pine lattice strips and could really use additional techniques.
Posted: 5:42 am on July 20th

oc1er oc1er writes: I would love to win this book
Posted: 5:29 am on July 20th

shaker49 shaker49 writes: I'd love to try steam bending shaker boxes.
Posted: 5:25 am on July 20th

WilsonCreekWhittler WilsonCreekWhittler writes: I'm very interested in learning to make Shaker Style boxes and would love to receive this book. thanks for the great Woodworking Magazine and the e-mails. I really look forward to reading each and every one of them!
Posted: 5:22 am on July 20th

Amarok27 Amarok27 writes: After many years of woodworking with straight lines bending and curves would be a nice extension to my techniques.
Posted: 4:21 am on July 20th

AntonBill AntonBill writes: I would very much like to receive this book. Contemplating bendy wood stuff right now, perfect timing!
Posted: 4:09 am on July 20th

carver0704 carver0704 writes: It would be great to have this book to help with my planned Shaker box project. Thank you.
Posted: 4:06 am on July 20th

ozross ozross writes: Please count me in. I have wanted to try making shaker boxes for a long time.

Posted: 3:29 am on July 20th

bartlettaj bartlettaj writes: Please.
Posted: 3:04 am on July 20th

nestcraft nestcraft writes: I would love it!
Posted: 12:30 am on July 20th

burldog burldog writes: would love to win this book as I'm just getting mentally to try my first project with bent laminations. Some version of Sam Maloofs design of a cradle. I'm sure I'll need all the help I can get
Posted: 10:00 pm on July 19th

jonquinn jonquinn writes: I want this book, free is better, but I will buy it in the unlikelihood that I don't finally win something here.
Posted: 8:33 pm on July 19th

ahuse1984 ahuse1984 writes: would be a good book to read on bending wood
Posted: 5:20 pm on July 19th

bbrozo bbrozo writes: I try not to get all bent out of shape if I don't win...
Posted: 4:52 pm on July 19th

aSkew_1969 aSkew_1969 writes: Yeah i could definitely put this book to practical use.
Posted: 3:50 pm on July 19th

konaman konaman writes: That would be a nice read.
Posted: 2:38 pm on July 19th

jmort jmort writes: I have been researching wood bending articles and publications to gain some knowledge on the subject before I begin skill building. Wood Bender's Handbook sounds like a single, comprehensive resource on this subject and an interesting read. From what I've already learned about the process, understanding the dynamics of moisture content is critical to successful outcomes. A greater knowledge of the various bending techniques and their optimal application would be quite informative and beneficial. I look forward to an opportunity to review and learn from it.
Posted: 12:33 pm on July 19th

rrwrex rrwrex writes: Nice timing: I'm just about to try my hand at bending some beautifully figured pink eucalyptus (sides for a ukulele) and after several hit or miss (mostly) miss efforts with scraps I'm scared to begin.

Please throw my name in the hat.
Posted: 12:12 pm on July 19th

jdm92562 jdm92562 writes: I would like to add this to my library
Posted: 11:14 am on July 19th

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