So I’ve finally gotten around to doing some of the steam bending of chair parts that I mentioned I was going to do with that log.
my set up is fairly simple:
propane tank, burner + stand from a turkey deep fryer, an old 5 gal can to boil the water in and a length of pvc pipe for the steam box.
then you need a bending form of some sort
with removable pegs and wedges to lock the bent part in place while it cools.
the pvc is supported on my saw buck w/ on end up on bricks.
so after your parts have cooked a while you whip them out and push them around the form (not to fast but not really slow, if it cools it will not finish bending) , applying wedges as you go.
that is all really.
thinner parts work better with a back strap. I do not happen to have a back strap just now.
I’ll write more as the chairs progress.
-- Kai SaerPren