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Project by sptfish posted 05-31-2011 06:45 AM 1773 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were fun but steaming the Purple Heart was a pain. Steaming is new to me, and I had to build a steamer. I used 4” PVC and caped the ends. Steam was supplied by my turkey fryer. I cut a hole in the lid for the big 5 Gal. (just a guess, I really don’t know how big it is) frying pot. Then I ran 2” pvc from the lid to a 2” connector on the steamer pipe.
If anyone is going to try steaming, I recommend you read up on what steamer to build, how to supply steam to the steamer, and what woods work best for steaming. Purple Heart is very dense and hard to bend.

Have fun !

-- Sptfish, Naples, Florida,

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#1 posted 05-31-2011 06:45 PM

Looking good.

I only tried to steam once. Some air dryed white oak. It bent really easily. I would think that PH would be a bear to bend, but what do I know?

Anyway, welcome to all our silly clubs.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 05-31-2011 10:34 PM

I never needed to steam the PH for Accents… oh well live and learn… nice job by the way and welcome…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 09-08-2011 10:59 AM

I tried steaming many moons ago. I used a PVC pipe ,plug one end and on the other, a tube to a tea kettle on a hot plate. Crude, but it worked.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 09-08-2011 12:02 PM

Nice designs on all of them !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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