Spruce rails, necessary and authentic, either bend easily or completely fail if there is a knot or cross grain in the area of the bend.
This one had a small knot, discovered after milling, figured a 50/50 chance of success, and came up short
The reason we mill 3 at a time
Steaming away while the temperature was at 0
On the way to 200, after ends soaked for a day
Right around the forms after 10-15 minutes
Not entirely dry, still flexible to get on the form
Nice curve established
On the form ready the stems to be set, then ribs and planking.
more to come.