Bending Balsa 2

Balsa Wood Bending JigA couple of weeks ago I built myself this simple jig for bending balsa wood, based on an earlier post. I’ve been soaking and attempting to bend 3mm balsa wood strips ever since without any luck. It takes days for water to completely soak through the balsa wood and even then I can’t bend a 3mm thick strip without breaking it. So yesterday I picked up a bunch of wafer thin 1mm balsa wood which is so thin it almost bends to the curve I want now. I’m sure after a day or two of soaking I’ll be able to form it without difficulty.

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