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So here is where I run into my first true problem. How do I bend this 3mm ebony for use as the wales it seems pretty sturdy and I've read that bending ebony is rather difficult. Any suggestions? Just regular soaking and heat bending?

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I was never really successful in bending ebony - therefor I use black hornbeam for the wales.
I guess 3mm would be a task..... but I hope that somebody has better experience - I am also interested in the possibilities
 

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? v.thin strips superimposed on each other. Personally I use a black indelible marker on something more flexible.
 

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So here is where I run into my first true problem. How do I bend this 3mm ebony for use as the wales it seems pretty sturdy and I've read that bending ebony is rather difficult. Any suggestions? Just regular soaking and heat bending?

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Harold Hahn used to apply ebony veneer over boxwood. I believe he described the procedure in his book "Ships of the American Revolution". Great work by the way, looks lovely.
 

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I never have success bending Ebony either, and also, as Uwe, use black 'Grab' (Russian for Hornbeam). I would love to learn to bend Ebony. Is it making a difference what Ebony to bend? There so many Ebony's...
 
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