Jeff makes it look easy in his video. I have fought in 3 wraps so far with glue running all over the place. Got some splits trying to bend too. Trying to heat on a plastic sheet doesn't work either. If I do this again I'll work something out. Glad I saw the video about 3/32" and didn't try 3/16" like in the book.
My band saw does ok but not the best so I took my thickness planer down to minimum and barely got the 3/32" Had to almost burn the wood to get it around the front section. I'll be using some System 3 Epoxy before I'm done but I don think it is going to hold up.