Guitars, furniture, even canoesâ??bending wood adds a new dimension to what can be built in a workshop. In this timeless resource first published in 1948, woodworkers will find all the indispensable information they need: from the woods best-suited to bending to understanding fundamental hand and machine bending techniques. Also included are the key topics of moisture content, wood preparation and elasticity, steaming and other softening treatments, and working with laminates and adhesives. This is the classic for any woodworker seeking to master the craft of bending wood.