This past Friday, Larry and i had the chance to sit around the camp fire and chat. One of the things i mentioned was just how much good free quality info there is on US gov websites.
Thought i would post a tiny sample of something i came across to demonstrate only a fraction of whats out there is one is willing to do a bit of search and reading.
This is a pdf about bending wood. Sure its from 1957 but inmo wood hasn't changed since then. Its not like the tech stuff it grows much the same.
US dept Agriculture/ Forest service Handbook 125