Step 2: Tape and make the first cut

The next thing you need to do is wrap the masking tape around the ends of the wood. Then when you are making the cut with your band saw it will stay together.

As you make your first cut down the length of your piece begin to curve the cut. You can make as many curves as you feel comfortable making. It does get to be a little tight though if you're trying to fit more than two bends within a foot. 
Very cool. Have you ever tried doing this with a jig saw? No band saw available for me. It seems like it would be simple enough to sand down the 4 corners of the original block so that you would end up with a hole down the middle for a an electrical cord for a lamp as well.
You could mount your jigsaw under a bench like a router you would then have a near enough band saw.
The only problem I've had with the jig is that it's very difficult to work a larger piece of wood. Yes and the electrical cord is a great idea! I did just that with the coat rack. It's able to run a cord through it. Hopefully for a future project!
Nice! I love woodworking, and this is something I've never seen before. Can't wait to try! Good work. Love your profile picture too
Haha beemo is my favorite.
Excellent 'ible. Great documentation too! Looking forward to trying this out.
Hey, this is really clever! Thanks for sharing.
It's like book-matching on acid!
Mind officially blown. Gotta make some Who furniture.
Not really a corkscrew, just curvy. NEat idea though.
Cannot wait to try this! You almost lost me at step four because my brain didn't turn with the wood and the corners fit so tight that it seemed like something else must have happened between the two pictures! Thanks so much for this!

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