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Cold Bend Hardwood

2010-05-21 18:40:34.162471+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Fluted Beams has some sort of steam and compression process which creates hardwood that can be bent cold, then dried. And it sounds like the amount of moisture in the wood while it's still bendable is low enough that it's still easily milled.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-05-22 10:22:53.1543+00 by: DaveP

Huh! That's some cool stuff they can do.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-05-22 14:25:43.356934+00 by: m

That is really some neat bending. I wonder what they do to the lignin to make it so pliable.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-05-22 18:22:56.04513+00 by: mkelley

I saw this and immediately though of using it for drum shells. Then I saw that they're bending snare shells for one of the largest co's, Drum Workshop. Nice stuff all around, at one point it seemed like a dying art.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-05-25 18:05:10.100317+00 by: crasch

Very cool!