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  • BobTheSubgenius commented on tomatoskins's instructable Hot Pipe Wood Bending5 days ago
    Hot Pipe Wood Bending

    First....excellent project! I have an idea for an art piece that requires, for ease of explanation, a series of slats bent into shape and attached to a flat piece of wood, to resemble a rib cage. This appears to be just what I was looking for, because I, too, didn't want to invest in, nor store, a steamer.So, thanks!!!My questions are....- Has anyone tried thicker wood? I could try myself, obviously, but I find a lot of value in learning from others...or their mistakes. :)- I guess- Has anyone tried using thicker wood? I guess I could find out for myself, but learning from others (or even their mistakes) has a lot of value. - I guess that, if a wood as hard as maple bent that well, softer species would be at least as easy? I've never steamed wood, so I don't have the answer at hand.- ...

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    First....excellent project! I have an idea for an art piece that requires, for ease of explanation, a series of slats bent into shape and attached to a flat piece of wood, to resemble a rib cage. This appears to be just what I was looking for, because I, too, didn't want to invest in, nor store, a steamer.So, thanks!!!My questions are....- Has anyone tried thicker wood? I could try myself, obviously, but I find a lot of value in learning from others...or their mistakes. :)- I guess- Has anyone tried using thicker wood? I guess I could find out for myself, but learning from others (or even their mistakes) has a lot of value. - I guess that, if a wood as hard as maple bent that well, softer species would be at least as easy? I've never steamed wood, so I don't have the answer at hand.- Are heavy gloves a good idea for handling the wood while working it? Again, thanks a lot for this great idea!!

    FIrst...yes, I know it was walnut, and not maple. Second...sorry about the formatting error. The scrolling of this page leaves a little to be desired.

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  • Quick and EZ Knock Down Drywall Texture Technique

    This looks ideal for my intended use - repairing holes where pot lights once lived.Thanks!

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  • BobTheSubgenius commented on bclamore's instructable DIY Awning1 year ago
    DIY Awning

    I wouldn't open a tube just for a project this small, but if you have other uses for it, or the project is that important to you, I am more than positive that PL Premium construction adhesive will work. I've used it for, among other things, framing and subfloor, and it is quite literally stronger than the wood and the nails or screws that hold it together until the glue sets. My friend and I calculated that one tube could fasten two pickup trucks to a suitably strong ceiling and have strength left over. It can withstand 800 pounds of shear load per square inch, and it has a long-term upper temp. rating of 160 degrees. 250 degrees short time.

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