Handrail ø42 mm in Bendywood®-beech**bent around a mould with radius 130 cm**

at a wood moisture content of 12%

After having taken the handrail from the mould, it was left unsupported (without any fixing).

In this case, the bend had opened up to a radius of 170 cm.

Further opening up to a radius of 250 cm is feasible.

**Handrail ø42 mm in Bendywood®-beech**

**bent around a mould with radius 95 cm**

at a wood moisture content of 12%

After having taken the handrail from the mould, it was left unsupported (without any fixing).

In this case, the bend had opened up to a radius of 130 cm.

Further opening up to a radius of 150 cm is feasible.

**Handrail ø42 mm in Bendywood®-beech**

**bent around a mould with radius 50 cm**

After having taken the handrail from the mould, it was left unsupported (without any fixing).

In doing so, the following spring-back was noted:

- after 4 days the bend had opened up 5 cm (R = 52,5 cm)
- after 10 days the bend had opened up 12 cm (R = 56 cm)

**Semi-circle in Bendywood®-beech**

**composed of 3 layers of 10 mm each**

- Bent and glued around a mould with radius 60 cm.

After having taken the semi-circle from the mould, it was left unsupported (without any fixing).

In doing so, the following spring-back was noted:- after 1 day the bend had opened up 10 cm (R = 65 cm)
- after 10 days the bend had opened up 12 cm (R = 66 cm)

- The same was repeated on a mould with radius 40 cm.

In this case, the following spring-back was noted:

- after 1 day the bend had opened up 5 cm (R = 42,5 cm)
- after 10 days the bend had opened up 8 cm (R = 44 cm)

The tighter the radius is, the less spring-back you’ll get.

The more layers you have, the less spring-back you’ll get.