Can you bend wood without steam?
It is possible to bend wood even without applying heat or steam. You can use kerfing and lamination methods, two effective and equally popular wood bending techniques.
How do you bend wood without breaking it?
1. Steaming or soaking the wood in boiling water to soften it. 2. Saw-kerfing or grooving the back of the wood so it will bend easily without danger of splitting or cracking.
What is a Travisher?
The travisher is an endangered species of woodworking tool, a 3″ wide convex spokeshave used for chair seat shaping work after the adze, scorp and compass plane have roughed in and refined the form.