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Project by Tony posted 10-31-2008 09:38 PM 2877 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just thought I would share my latest project and addition to my arsenal, a simple steam box.

this is made from junk (from the too good to throw away bucket) and 1/2 sheet of 3/4 ply wood.

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Updated information 18 November 2008
There was some concern about the plywood de-laminating during the interaction with hot steam and water. Well I have used it for well over 20 hours on several days and there is no de-lamination present. I leave both doors open when I have finished the session, this allows the hot box to dry nicely by the next morning.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)





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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 10-31-2008 09:47 PM

It looks real nice Tony, but I couldn’t get the link to work.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#2 posted 10-31-2008 11:27 PM

Me neither. Would like to see how this was made!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Tony

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#3 posted 10-31-2008 11:27 PM

Hi Dick – I have just tested the link again and it works Ok for me from two different servers – here is the long version http://www.dewalt.com/Blogs/post/2008/10/Wood-Steamer.aspx or failing that you can try this and navigate to it http://www.dewalt.com/blogs/

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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#4 posted 10-31-2008 11:41 PM

Thanks for posting the steam box. The link doesn’t work for me neither.

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 10-31-2008 11:49 PM

Thanks Tony,
I got this one to work.

I just finished reading your blog in pro corner, Good Job!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 11-01-2008 12:32 AM

Nice job, Tony. Looks fairly hi-tech. If you can run that drain tube back into the boiler, it will extend your steaming time, with out a refill. I’m curious as to how long the plywood will hold up to the steam. I like using solid wood, although it will warp quite a bit. Let us know how it works. Thanks for the post.

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#7 posted 11-01-2008 05:24 AM

how are you gonna fit? i hope it works to relieve some tension…

HHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAA…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 11-01-2008 10:56 AM

Looks very well built. Is it finished on the inside? If not, won’t it de-laminate?

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#9 posted 11-01-2008 05:17 PM

Thank you very much I favorited it. But the pictures would not open on your “link”.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Tony

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#10 posted 11-01-2008 08:49 PM

Tenontim I thought about running the drain tube back into the boiler. But the can is pressurized when boiling, therefore the steam would push the steam back into box, via the out pipe. Plus I would get dirty water in the can.

Matt I have lost some weight since we last met.

Rikkor It is not finished inside, a very old article I read used ply wood, they stated it was not needed. However the glues used may have changed over the years and may become a problem. I will undertake this relatively small job with the steamer and reassess it.

But my feeling is when I have finished steaming for the day and I open both doors, the heat in the box will soon evaporate most of the moisture.

For those of you who cannot see the pictures. I know this happens on some PCs running VISTA, let me know and I will try to find the problem and fix it (feedback is appreciated) Please PM me with yous OS & Browser

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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#11 posted 11-03-2008 01:57 AM

I can’t get the pictures to open either.

-- Richard http://www.PictureTrail.com/gallery/view?username=thewizz

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