laminating outwales

  1. Douglas Kestell

    Cherry outwales failure during steam bending

    I tried to steam bend new cherry outwales for a 1915 OT Charles River I am restoring. I soaked the last 4’ of of the outwales for a week and steamed them for about an hour. The dimensions are ~1” square. It’s the same stock I made my inwales with but every piece cracked. Unlike the inwales...