Profile with new mahogany guard rail trim pieces
Unfortunately the mahogany would not steam bend very well.(Ok, not at all.
This was my first try after all)
Fortunately it only ranged in thickness from 1/4 to 3/4 inch thick and the curve is fairly gentle so I just forced them into place.
See Fig. 4. from the original patent to view a cross section.
The oak trim which holds the bow hook in place has not been installed yet.
The oak didn't take to my steaming very well either. Although they were cut to length and I didn't expect to be able to bend them.
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