Yes to all of the above. You also need a heat gun, and Techshop membership
Step 1: Wood in the hands of mere mortals
For those of you who have traveled the great distances of middle earth, the dark tunnels of the jedi Masters, and those members at Techshop, altering the forces of nature requires a dream, a heat gun, and a little finnesse.
First, get a piece of 1/8 inch ply wood - you could bend thicker in a weightless environment, but for now, here on earth, keep it to the skinny stuff.
Cut it in desired lengths and widths - I used the the table saw and band saw at Techshop because I was using most of my intellect to disrupt the recent storms that concerned me in the Western Hemisphere.