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Re: curved wood question, actual woodworking...

Barry Irby
Been playing with them, Made one out of crappy oak to see what happens. Thinking about sawing them out so that the center section where the curves are is a little thicker, say 5/8" front to back but still half inch wide. And half inch front to back to make them bendy. The reasoning for the 5/8 part is to compensate for the short grain. The "curved" part is about 16" tall so the curves are very gentle. By orienting them in the blanks at a slight angle I can also compensate for the short grain.

I am considering breaking the proto type but I am not sure what that would tell me.

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