The Complete Manual of Wood Bending: Milled, Laminated, and Steambent Work

A good choice for the experienced amateur that will teach you all the basic’s you need to know for wood bending. It covers every aspect of the process and gives very helpful details on gluing, jigs, and routing. The book is a bit out of date, but you can still learn a lot, like building jigs and how to build steam boxes for wood bending.


About the Author

Lon Schleining teaches woodworking at Cerritos College and has been a professional stair builder for 20 years. He lives in Long Beach, California.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Linden Publishing (November 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0941936546
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds

Publication Date: November 1, 2001

Using the three basic approaches to producing curved parts—laminate bending, steam bending, and milling by machine—this book provides step-by-step instructions on each method, the pros and cons of each project, and how to troubleshoot problems. Also included are discussions and advice as to what methods will work and what methods will not in various applications.


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