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The process of finding wood with grain that naturally follows the curve required goes back centuries. It was this tradition that led to the oak forests of Britain being scoured for timber which would naturally supply the structural curves which were necessary for roof stresses and boat building. Sadly, because of industry's demand for straight-grained, easily worked wood, it is more difficult today to find these natural curves. It is this shortage of naturally curved timber that has led to an increase in the use of the other methods, and laminating is now the main technique used to achieve curved shapes, especially where any quantity is required.

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