I could REALLY use some help!
I have been trying (am on attempt #10 so far) to make a 1/4" wood notebook cover with a “living hinge”/kerf binding. All of my attempts have broken, some after a few days, some after the first slow attempt at bending the wood.
All of the search results I’ve found on this lead to a multitude of opinions, many of which contradict each other and at this point, I don’t know if it is my kerf pattern that is the problem or if it is the material. I even bought some kerf patterns on etsy, but have had the most success with ones that I have made myself.
SO- two questions-
What material would you recommend for this project? Anything with MDF (draft board) in it seems to break eventually. I’ve tried 1/4" ply, but with similar results, and last night I tried White Maple… but I burnt the heck out of it on accident… which leads to my second question…
recommended cut setting for 1/4" maple without burning/charring the wood deeply?