Bend Wood with Vinegar

bend wood with vinegar

Bending thin pieces of wood can easily make them snap, crack and split. Bend wood easily using vinegar. Just coat the wood with some white distilled vinegar and bend away without worrying about breakage.

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  1. cool I’m going to try it

  2. did it work?

  3. Tried soaking a bamboo skewer overnight in vinigar:
    It was really limber, almost floppy, but after it dried, it slowly sprang back, loosing most of it’s curve. I think I’ll try adding vin to boiling water…

  4. Ernie Mathews says

    I plan to try this on a hickory cane, widening the hook and binding it to a form before drying. Results to follow. Thanks

  5. Ernie Mathews says

    Ten hours of a vinegar bend almost no set. Spent ten minutes with steam and then some vinegar and boiling water. It is tight on the form and will check tomorrow am. If it’s dry it will be unwrapped,results to follow

  6. Ernie Mathews says

    Overnight worked. So vinegar will let it bend,but if you needed it to stay set,steam and boiling water seem important.

  7. I am rebuilding two wooden wheels, we used the vinegar to bend the 1/2 inch thick ash for the outer rim it worked great I don’t understand the science but it worked

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