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Flexing Redwood Top
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Author:  WudWerkr [ Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Flexing Redwood Top

I have 7 sets of redwood tops . I am working with my first experimenting because I have never used redwood before . I want to flex it to a radius to make a arch in the top . Can redwood be arched like that without heating , wetting . or does it need heat to bend much at all . seeems kinda brittle to me idunno

Author:  Haans [ Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Flexing Redwood Top

How thick is it? How much are you going to bend and what kind of bend? If it's thin like a guitar top, it should bend OK. You could wet the outside and it would probably bend itself.

Author:  WudWerkr [ Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Flexing Redwood Top

its about .110 thick and its being bent about 1/4" in 8" I "think it will flex that much.

Is Redwood always this brittle ? my humidity is 40% most of the time

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