… including links to some other good articles.
And here are a couple that can bend in more than one direction…
Thanks these are always amazing how solid wood can become so flexible!
Down with living hinges!
This is great cuz I’ve tried a few times and always end up going back to the tried and true pattern, but personalized ones look so cool!
Another traditional alternative is bent lamination. This can be done at a large scale; at a small scale, you can just laminate two sheets of veneer while wrapped into a curve.
I show my approach down the discussion that by not connecting the holes it actually uses the full thickness. Also, curves are spreading the stress more than sharp corners.
Kinda reminds me of this:
I have been meaning to mention this kerf bending calculator:
After I left a comment, the person who runs the site adjusted that to work in the range for stuff we would laser. Not that the math is particularly difficult …
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