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my hard knock lessons in steam and heat bending

09-28-2014 02:16 PM by Jim Sellers | 9 comments »

Was working on a project which would require 2 strips of curved walnut so decided I needed a steam box. It had been on my bucket list for awhile so now was the time. I already had an old pressure cooker and a single burner electric stove. Only other things needed was a box and some hose. Well, I actually made 2. The first one was made out of plywood and was a major fail. I should’ve had enough common sense to know what was wrong. After about 2 hrs of boiling with the burner on high, I put my gloves on, took the end cap off and removed the wood. To my disappointment, there was no burst of steam when I took the cap off and the wood was barely warm. I’m thinking to myself ...

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