Steamer for Wood Forming

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Steamer for Wood Forming

Post by DafyddElvy » Mon Jul 03, 2023 1:36 pm

I have a fair bit of wood to form to a curve and I've been thinking about ways to do it, I have been told if I damage another kettle I'll be in bother, then I thought, ah wall paper stripper but its a wee bitty too big, ah ha a general household steamer thingy might do the trick.

Has anyone else built themselves a small wood steamer, or have any suggestions on a steam device that would give sufficient steam to form 5mm x 8mm < 8mm x 35mm ish bass wood, thanks?


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Re: Steamer for Wood Forming

Post by ge_rik » Mon Aug 14, 2023 4:19 pm

Hi David
The last time I tried steam bending was when I was at school (60 years ago!). However, there's quite a few videos on Youtube which might help.
This one suggests a way of doing it without a steam box


but there are plenty of others - some large scale (eg bending timbers for boats) and some much smaller scale.

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Re: Steamer for Wood Forming

Post by Lonsdaler » Mon Aug 14, 2023 8:32 pm

That's a really effective technique Rik, and it wouldn't even need to be a steam iron. Making the former looks like the hardest part of that job.
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