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Project by pinkfish posted 11-03-2009 09:22 AM 1872 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a simple steam box with some pine and some insulation with a wallpaper steamer for the steam source. Works really nicely!

Surprised by how nicely it worked and how easily it worked, although so far I have only been bending 1/4” pieces of wood.

You can see the bending form I used and a few of the pieces I bent.





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#1 posted 11-03-2009 09:35 AM

Can’t wait to see what you bent. I’m going to do that one of these days !!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 11-03-2009 01:30 PM

Pinkfish, this looks pretty interesting. You engineered a nice set-up.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 11-03-2009 02:13 PM

Let’s hope you didn’t steam the paint off of the Jag

Simplicity at its best! Now if we could only get rigid insulation here and could find a wallpaper steamer!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#4 posted 11-03-2009 02:20 PM

great idea ,
quick and simple ,
and cheap !

thanks .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 11-03-2009 06:42 PM

Great project. I’m in the middle of making one for my self. Thanks for the ideas.

-- Marty Ohio

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#6 posted 11-03-2009 07:21 PM

Some time were surprised when we give things a try. Good job PF

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#7 posted 11-03-2009 08:44 PM

Yes, hope I don’t steam anything off the jag,. Making a bent runner sled at the moment, now I have a steamer I might try some other stuff too.

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#8 posted 11-03-2009 09:00 PM

Dog sled or kid sled?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 11-03-2009 09:18 PM

Kid sled. Getting ready for winter so my daughter can play in the snow.

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#10 posted 11-04-2009 01:48 AM

Great idea dad!! You must be planning of going to the mountains :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 11-04-2009 07:52 AM

Great piece of ingenuity.
Certainly beats the camp stove, stove pipe combo I sometimes use.
Quite impressed that you use a Jaguar as your second sawhorse!

-- "The Artful Bodger"

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#12 posted 02-06-2011 05:37 AM

If you get the sled together please post it. I was just thinking of making one the other day and wondered how difficult it would be to do. Great idea on the box…inexpensive and it works!

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#13 posted 02-06-2011 12:23 PM

Hi there, here is the bent runner sled I made with this steam box:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/30483

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