Re: can you bend plywood with heat gun?
Originally Posted by chuckt
That is very witty, the reality is that tortured plywood is a bit of syntax error. It should be understood that tortured plywood is is actually plywood, torturing. The plywood in this case being the torturer, and the boat builder the tortured.
Just note who is doing the most cussing and screaming when the plywood is almost but not quite in place.
pre-bending for several days and letting it "sit there and think about it" works great if you have the time.
In fact, if you can saw a penciled line, apply glue, drive nails, and bring a modest measure of patience to the task, you can build and launch a smart and able craft in as few as 40 work hours. You need not be driven by lack of tools, materials, skills, or time to abandon in frustration a project you conceived in a spirit of pleasurable anticipation.