I want to apply a 3/8″ edge to a Maple door with a dark wood. The challenge is that the door is in the shape of a sine curve. I’m wondering what the best way to make this bend would be so I will get a good edge to edge match.
I read Craig Thibodeau’s excellent article in the Sep/Oct journal but he is applying a wide edge that can be edge glued to allow for a band sawn curve. I don’t see how that would work here.
The edging would presumably need to be bent first. I was thinking of doing this as a laminate on a bending template. Ideally I’d use Wenge but I’ve never tried a laminate bending with that. It’s not usually a fun wood to work with. I could ebonize another wood but sanding after it’s glued would be a problem. Waiting to ebonize once it’s attached is a problem with bleeding into the Maple. Or not if protected somehow?
Any thoughts or suggestions?