Back in the Groove
With my summer getaway completed (please see the photo below so that I do not need to start bragging in this editorial), I am back and ready to rock. One of the great things about being a woodworking editor is that I get to take on new woodworking challenges and get paid for it! (Okay, I said I didn’t want to brag, but I think I lied.)
For example, in the July/August print issue of Woodworker’s Journal, I got to try my hand at steam bending wood. I had a tiny bit of experience in this sort of thing from when I learned to build guitars. But there the stock was very thin, and I used a combination of soaking, hot-pipe bending and a mold to get the job done.
I have to say I learned a lot of things, very much enjoyed the process and can see myself doing much more of it in the future. If you have an interest in steam bending wood, check out the July/August magazine (and its associated video). Steam bending is hot stuff (pun intended).
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
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