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NissanKicker
06-25-2008, 07:17 PM
Using that " Bending/Flex wood "
... How many layers to apply? or will it be firm/sturdy enough using (1) .25"-.5" piece...

I've seen some use (1) .25" and (1) .5" piece.

Guess curious... thanks

bjfish11
06-25-2008, 08:52 PM
You can use 3/4" :fyi:

You dont actually just "bend" it. You make relief cuts in it first.

F3RR3T
06-25-2008, 08:53 PM
You can use 3/4" :fyi:

You dont actually just "bend" it. You make relief cuts in it first.

yes another thing to help is if you can get the temperature of the wood up a bit.

i have to do that down here in florida because the humidity

bjfish11
06-25-2008, 09:10 PM
yes another thing to help is if you can get the temperature of the wood up a bit.

i have to do that down here in florida because the humidity

I was having a really tough time just as we were coming out of winter and it started to warm up. The humidity was really high, and I was unable to do flared ports all together :crap:

F3RR3T
06-25-2008, 09:15 PM
I was having a really tough time just as we were coming out of winter and it started to warm up. The humidity was really high, and I was unable to do flared ports all together :crap:

if you can get a couple of those red lights these use in restraunts to keep food warm put those above where you cut the kerfs.

NissanKicker
06-25-2008, 09:17 PM
Ok.. Thanks you guys....
... Asking because I haven't personally flared a slot port. ( I always figured it's for show purposes ).

Just something new to try/experiment with...

fbi90909
06-25-2008, 09:19 PM
or just soak it in pool water?

NissanKicker
06-25-2008, 09:22 PM
Woudn't that cause some terrible water damage???

twisztdauthorit
06-25-2008, 09:29 PM
meh water damage will buff out

NissanKicker
06-25-2008, 09:32 PM
I never thought about that...
... SO!

Are you suggesting
1) soak in water ( fully submerged )
2) bend to desired position
3) let dry
4) sand down the water damage
5) and apply
????

twisztdauthorit
06-25-2008, 09:36 PM
I never thought about that...
... SO!

Are you suggesting
1) soak in water ( fully submerged )
2) bend to desired position
3) let dry
4) sand down the water damage
5) and apply
????
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sure...


or u can do it the right way and


cut the slits into the wood
put filler/glue in between the slits
bend to desired position
let dry.


if you cant get it to bend ur cuts are either not plenty enough, not deep enough, or your weather is just ****ed???

F3RR3T
06-25-2008, 09:38 PM
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sure...


or u can do it the right way and


cut the slits into the wood
put filler/glue in between the slits
bend to desired position
let dry.


if you cant get it to bend ur cuts are either not plenty enough, not deep enough, or your weather is just ****ed???


i fiberglass my kerfs

tyler_fitz
06-25-2008, 09:58 PM
just let the wood dry after you soak it, duh

twisztdauthorit
06-25-2008, 10:03 PM
i fiberglass my kerfs

either way works i guess

bonesninja
06-25-2008, 10:13 PM
are you asking about kerfed ports? or were you asking about this

http://bendymdf.co.uk/introduction.htm


i think its the same as doing it yourself, but they just cut the slots for you

NissanKicker
06-25-2008, 10:31 PM
That's exactly what I was asking about
... But thanks again for all the other INFO!
I'll try with both ( Bendy & Reg. )