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Blog entry by andyboy posted 06-26-2012 08:57 AM 1321 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A small snippet of a mate bending some Pine for a lighting project.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.



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#1 posted 06-26-2012 11:10 AM

Bend it like spaghetti.

Andy, could you share some additional pictures and information, or a site, about the structure of your ‘Steam Cabinet’ shown in this video?

Thanks for sharing. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 06-26-2012 01:40 PM

Makes it look easy!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 06-26-2012 07:26 PM

Hey Len. Info for now on steam box is it is a sheet of alloy folded into a 300 square section. The outside is covered in cork and then a layer of hesyin or sack cloth. This is cladded in 18mm ply. The door is alloy too and has a rubber seal. Important to let the unit breath to allow steam to move through the box. Don’t ever try to create a pressure cooker of you might severely burn yourself! The steam unit is a wall paper stripper for around $180.00 NZ. Not much else to it.
The strap on the back of the timber being bent helps hold the fibres as they are stretched and the form also helps control the fibers as they are compressed.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#4 posted 06-26-2012 08:09 PM

Andy,

I have been looking for info to make one of this size.

Thanks for sharing your info. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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