Every wood species, and even individual workpieces of the same species, can react differently to steam bending. Start with these best practices and then let experience be your guide.
I was building a corner cabinet when I realized my workbench wasn’t quite wide enough for the project.
Commercial presses cost beaucoup bucks. So I came up with this low-dough version for gluing up segmented turnings.
It’s always a time-consuming exercise to get a support table to match the height of my workstation when I need extra space.
The older I get, the more difficult I find it to handle full sheets of plywood safely. So, I made two simple modifications to my sawhorses that let me easily lift a full sheet.
I recently had to take apart an edge-glued panel because of a mistake. Unfortunately, modern wood glues hold so tenaciously that the wood breaks before the glue joint.