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I'm curious how a person could make a headband out of wood. How would you get that kind of curvature out of wood? Answered

I was wondering if one could potentially make wooden headphones.

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Marker1024 (author)2011-11-20

I am currently working on a nice pare of wooden headphones from scratch, with a wooden headband, and other cool features. I hope to have them done with an instructable up by late December. I made a round mold with a big hole in the center to run clamps around it. First I submerged 6 pieces of veneer in warm water and clamped them around my mold. After they dried and conformed to the shape, I glued them by twos. I am in the middle of gluing right now, here is a picture of my jig. I hope this helps. Subscribe so you can be the first to see when they come out!

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DELETED_Fuogger (author)2010-08-08

If you really want that "bold angles" look you /could/ take several pieces of wood and glue them together at angles until they wrap around. :]

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Burf (author)2010-08-05

Steam it and dry around a mold.  And for a project of this nature, I would definitely use bamboo.  The parallel fibers and natural springiness of bamboo is ideal for something like this.

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acidbass (author)2010-08-05

technically you could just cut the wood into strips and glue them back together and put the wood glue thing into a press it is what i do with my skateboards and they have a pretty nice curve

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orksecurity (author)2010-08-05

For this particular application, laminated is probably a good idea. If you want them to be a bit springy to hold the 'phones against your ears, the wood will be under stress -- and laminates may be a bit less prone to stress fractures. I think.

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steveastrouk (author)2010-08-05

Steaming is the way to go, like RMS says.

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RavingMadStudios (author)2010-08-05

Sure you could. Most likely you would want to steam-bend or laminate for a piece of that size.
Here's a link to an article that describe different techinques of wood-bending:

http://www.allwoodwork.com/article/woodwork/methods_of_bending_wood.htm

Of course, you could also do something like this, only with smaller segments and a metal support:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Necktie-and-Bowtie/




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Nice links. I vote for the "wooden necktie" method.

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