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Old 03-21-2011, 02:26 PM   #76
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:55 PM   #77
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There can be a few contributing factors-
How tight is the curve
how thick are the plys
What type of wood are you using
Don't bend on a finger joint
Are you using a bending caul
How close is the clamp spacing
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:06 PM   #78
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There can be a few contributing factors-
How tight is the curve
how thick are the plys
What type of wood are you using
Don't bend on a finger joint
Are you using a bending caul
How close is the clamp spacing
14 " 12 " apart clamps tight on one part like in my photo
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:55 AM   #79
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The spacing of your clamps is too far apart but there are probably other contributing factors.
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The spacing of your clamps is too far apart but there are probably other contributing factors.

maybe I should try a steam box ??
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It may be that you need to steam but probably not. Get a book on steam bending and it will show why your piece broke.
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It may be that you need to steam but probably not. Get a book on steam bending and it will show why your piece broke.

should I try to bend all the pieces together ?
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Depends on how much extra material you bought
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Depends on how much extra material you bought
maybe I should call you ?? email your phone # if so pls.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:13 PM   #85
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I bough 14 " I need only 12
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David,

What is the radius at it's smallest point?
I'm assuming you bought 6010 rail, did you buy the clamping caul that goes with it?
What are you using as your clamping platform?
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clamping caul no I bough the rail the peaces are 1/4 thick email me so I can attach my photo so the rad.. info@reval.ca
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After looking at the pic you sent, unless this is an old pic you are nowhere near ready to start thinking about handrail. The curves don't appear to be very tight so bending rail should be fine. You will need to re-frame some of the curve to have a platform to bend to. Remember not to use glue with cold creep and to over bend. One foot of extra rail on each end is not going to be long enough.
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After looking at the pic you sent, unless this is an old pic you are nowhere near ready to start thinking about handrail. The curves don't appear to be very tight so bending rail should be fine. You will need to re-frame some of the curve to have a platform to bend to. Remember not to use glue with cold creep and to over bend. One foot of extra rail on each end is not going to be long enough.

that is a old photo
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I see no photo, if you’re going to have this conversation in private, fine.

If the conversation is in the forum you should include all of it so others can see, learn and/or contribute.

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