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I need to bend some 1/4" plywood in a semi-circle, and I already have the template.

But, I don't have a wood steamer.
It's a small piece, only about 10" x 8" x 2".

Is there a way to do it with some household items I am likely to have?
 

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steaming may delaminate the plywood

I would NOT use steam. Rather, the hot pipe method. You just heat a 2" or 3"' pipe with a propane torch, not red hot, just hot. Then wrap the plywood around and slide it back and forth with pulling it into the radius you need. Maybe a little tighter, so when it cools it will be the correct radius.

 

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It needs to take the shape of the curve at the top.

Huh? You lost me with the dimensions. :huh:
By hand, without a template? I'm scared, I lack such skill/precision. :eek:

I would NOT use steam. Rather, the hot pipe method. You just heat a 2" or 3"' pipe with a propane torch, not red hot, just hot. Then wrap the plywood around and slide it back and forth with pulling it into the radius you need. Maybe a little tighter, so when it cools it will be the correct radius.

Hot Pipe Bending 1 - YouTube




 

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I need to bend some 1/4" plywood in a semi-circle, and I already have the template.

But, I don't have a wood steamer.
It's a small piece, only about 10" x 8" x 2".
How can you have ¼" plywood, 10" x 8" x 2"?






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Will the curved pieces be attached to hold them in place? With small pieces like those, boil a pot of water on the stove and place the plywood piece on top like a cover. It will soften up enough to bend within reason. I've done that in the past at about an 8" radius.
 
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