Bending wood

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Lodan

Well-Known Member
#1
I need to bend some 2*1's into a curve. Anyone have any ideas? Had a look and steaming it seems an option but wondered if anyone had any other ideas I might not have thought of
 

superspread

Well-Known Member
#4
Soak it , levitate the timber , put weight in the middle,keep soaking and adding more weight, obviously depends how quick you want this done , and how curvy you want it
 

Topspread16

Well-Known Member
#5
I need to bend some 2*1's into a curve. Anyone have any ideas? Had a look and steaming it seems an option but wondered if anyone had any other ideas I might not have thought of
What for Lodan? Curved walls?
 

Lodan

Well-Known Member
#6
Its to go over a tanking system in an old bomb shelter so a bit out of my knowledge. I've got a tool that can cut the boards so they curve just worried about the timber splitting trying to bend it to hard
 

Smudger1

Well-Known Member
#8
Soak timbers overnight, sit up high over 6" drainage pipe or paint tins, fix weights to ends hang till bends enough not to split, soak again and add more weight every 3 hours.
Or make jig , pegs or 6" nails in 2 scaffold planks both sides of batton fixed in big v shape. Soak batten and move planks in bit at a time.

As said layers of thin ply be easier n quicker.
 

norman moss

Active Member
#9
I need to bend some 2*1's into a curve. Anyone have any ideas? Had a look and steaming it seems an option but wondered if anyone had any other ideas I might not have thought of
All depends on curve radius just seen last posting try during slots every inch to within quarter of inch of face
 

imago

Private Member
#10
I need to bend some 2*1's into a curve. Anyone have any ideas? Had a look and steaming it seems an option but wondered if anyone had any other ideas I might not have thought of
Buy a couple of sheets of 6 mm ply and get them to cut it into 50 mm strips. Bend the first strip to shape and then glue 7 or 8 together.

Alternatively, fix your 2 x 1 front to back instead of round the curve. ;)
 

Lodan

Well-Known Member
#11
Buy a couple of sheets of 6 mm ply and get them to cut it into 50 mm strips. Bend the first strip to shape and then glue 7 or 8 together.

Alternatively, fix your 2 x 1 front to back instead of round the curve. ;)
Do you know f**k**g what, that never crossed my mind:LOL: only thing is with notching the board a lot to take the curve might not have much strength unless I did almost a solid run of wood so can give it lots of fixings....feel a bit silly as that wouldn't have occurred to me:tanguero::lol:
 

Lodan

Well-Known Member
#12
Got my plan now, run some timbers length ways instead of around the curve and then two layers of 6mm ply and fix boards to that....cheers lads as ever(y)
 
#13
Got my plan now, run some timbers length ways instead of around the curve and then two layers of 6mm ply and fix boards to that....cheers lads as ever(y)
sorry for my spelling mistake blew my lap top up trying out i had can't work the fecking thing
 

Topspread16

Well-Known Member
#15
Got my plan now, run some timbers length ways instead of around the curve and then two layers of 6mm ply and fix boards to that....cheers lads as ever(y)
You’d never of bent 2x1 to all equal curves anyway. Can get 6mm plasterboard and double skin it. In the past we’ve cut a jig for the floor and ceiling out of ply then put 4x2 uprights in to follow the tracks.
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
#18
Got my plan now, run some timbers length ways instead of around the curve and then two layers of 6mm ply and fix boards to that....cheers lads as ever(y)
You can get 11 OSB around a pretty tight curve and it'll take out a lot of the thrupnepence shape.
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zombie

Private Member
#19
I need to bend some 2*1's into a curve. Anyone have any ideas? Had a look and steaming it seems an option but wondered if anyone had any other ideas I might not have thought of
Lol...thats fuckin brilliant!

Like a bad april fools!

Thank god for @imago!

Look out mybuilder here he comes!!!

Loft solutions my arssssssseee!!!
 
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essexandy

The Lake Governor
#21
I wonder why the building industry has such a bad reputation with the general public lol?
Funny but worrying at the same time @Lodan.
 

JessThePlasterer

Queen Jess Elizabeth I
#22
I think fair play to Lodan. He’s always seemed like a good bloke and he’s changed his life in so many ways. We’re only here once and why not strive to do more and learn more? Sure he’ll make some mistakes but so long as he’s making sure he’s got regs right, seeking advice and doing right by his customer then all the best to him! The blokes got balls
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
#23
I think fair play to Lodan. He’s always seemed like a good bloke and he’s changed his life in so many ways. We’re only here once and why not strive to do more and learn more? Sure he’ll make some mistakes but so long as he’s making sure he’s got regs right, seeking advice and doing right by his customer then all the best to him! The blokes got balls
That sure does sound like a chancers charter Jess.
 

JessThePlasterer

Queen Jess Elizabeth I
#26
But we’ve all got to start somewhere and long gone are the days where there’s family builders been passing down their knowledge for generations. I think there’s not much you can’t achieve if you’ve got the right attitude: pride in your work without being proud. The worst cowboys are egotistical. If you’re starting out on small manageable projects, surround yourself with good people and never be afraid to ask for advice then you’ll learn well. I like Lodan, Id like to think if he made any errors he’d rather take a hit and see his customer right and learn from it
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
#28
What a couple of bitches
No I don't think so.
Personally I don't believe that you can just decide that 'today I'm going to be a builder' and that that is what you are. If I decided today that I'm going to be a motor mechanic trust me you wouldn't want me to touch your vehicle.
And let me be clear, I don't have any sort of problem with lodan on a personal level, he seems like a really nice guy.
 

JessThePlasterer

Queen Jess Elizabeth I
#30
No I don't think so.
Personally I don't believe that you can just decide that 'today I'm going to be a builder' and that that is what you are. If I decided today that I'm going to be a motor mechanic trust me you wouldn't want me to touch your vehicle.
And let me be clear, I don't have any sort of problem with lodan on a personal level, he seems like a really nice guy.
Yes this is fair also. But I wish him all the best and really hope he does well
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
#32
But we’ve all got to start somewhere and long gone are the days where there’s family builders been passing down their knowledge for generations. I think there’s not much you can’t achieve if you’ve got the right attitude: pride in your work without being proud. The worst cowboys are egotistical. If you’re starting out on small manageable projects, surround yourself with good people and never be afraid to ask for advice then you’ll learn well. I like Lodan, Id like to think if he made any errors he’d rather take a hit and see his customer right and learn from it
I actually think that it's just another example of the 'instant generation'.
 

Gibbo

Well-Known Member
#33
No I don't think so.
Personally I don't believe that you can just decide that 'today I'm going to be a builder' and that that is what you are. If I decided today that I'm going to be a motor mechanic trust me you wouldn't want me to touch your vehicle.
And let me be clear, I don't have any sort of problem with lodan on a personal level, he seems like a really nice guy.
He has hardly done that now has he and if you want to fix motors research it aint hard
 

McBentLegs

Active Member
#35
He has hardly done that now has he and if you want to fix motors research it aint hard
I would disagree with that, decent mechanics know their stuff just like any other trade, I think it's a disservice to them by saying it's easy!

As far as Lodan, I think it's admirable what he's doing considering where he was a few years ago, it's not the ideal way to get into something but providing you take baby steps and aren't over confident you can succeed. We all take chances now and then and try something new, yes some times it doesn't go right but that's how we learn.