Steam bending frame
The 2x4 pieces are bolted down and cut to the shape of the original keel
The 1x2 pieces are set into place sequentially into pre drilled holes as the keel is bent around the 2x4 pieces
note: Wood will kink!. The form should be flawlessly curved and continuous over the entire length that the wood is to be bent.
another view of my wood bending device
I do not recommend the use of cedar as a keel material.
see my errors in judgement.
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