April 20, 2011

Palo Escrito is a pleasure to work with.  I first planed the sides down to about .075″ with the Safe-T-Planer then passed them through my newly repapered drum sander to smooth them and bring down to .070″.  This is very thin, but not so for a cutaway bend.  I bent the non-cutaway side first to practice bending this stuff for the first time.


This photo shows the setup before plunging the waist press, then drawing the spring bars down across the bouts.


I’ll let this sit for a couple of hours, reheat then let sit overnight.