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regiment

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« on: February 13, 2015, 06:15:30 PM »

  think I read somewhere on forum that if you add bleach when soaking wood  it helps to bend wood how much bleach to water    thanks
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2015, 06:20:32 PM »

I think I read that its ammonia you add???  I've never done it so I'll be happy to be enlightened here too
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Re: wood
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015, 06:33:45 PM »

Do a search using AMMONIA as the key word. I found 20 references to bending wood/planking
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Re: wood
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 07:27:20 PM »

I bought household ammonia form Boots chemist. You do not need to soak your wood for very long, 10-20 minutes, as the ammonia changes the chemical composition and you can end up with mush. Unless you are bending thick wood or wanting very tight curves I'd stick with water and or steam.
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