Making A Rim Mould

The mould is a wooden form around which you can bend a plank into shape. It's basically a circle eighteen inches wide by four or five inches high. Because it's hard to get a four or five inch thick piece of wood with that diameter, it's easier to just cut two eighteen inch circles out of half-inch or quarter-inch plywood and then sandwich a cross of two-by-fours in between to give it the thickness.

Cut a few holes in the top circle (and the bottom if you wish). These holes will provide C-clamps with a place to anchor when you need to hold a freshly bent plank around the mould.

*Diagram of a wooden form*

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