Red green version of a steam box

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Project by Mrmyke posted 05-16-2013 06:34 PM 2174 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this steam box using some epoxy old plywood lying around and 4 2×2.
My total cost was a whopping $19.87.

I plan on making another one using some foam board, but I didn’t want to spend more then $20 making a steam box for my first crack at bending wood.

The box is 6’x10”x6”. Ill let you all know if it works or not. I’m using it today.

I will post the next one I create once I learn what to and not to do with this one.

Thanks for looking

-- mike

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#1 posted 05-16-2013 08:26 PM

Nice work. Keep your stick on the ice.

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#2 posted 05-16-2013 09:23 PM

The box does work. It actually worked really good. No steam escaped and the boards bend nicely.

-- mike

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#3 posted 05-16-2013 10:23 PM

Good job, if it functions as intended, then it’s a success.
I haven’t seen a lot of the Red Green show, mostly on Youtube, but somehow I think he would have made this a wee bit more of a major project, something like a combo steam box & sauna.
Congratulations on your successful build.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 05-17-2013 12:53 AM

Nice build!
What function does the fan belt serve ;^)

“If the women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy. Remember, I’m pulling for you, we’re all in this together”

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#5 posted 05-17-2013 02:54 AM

Sorry was cleaning the shop out while waiting for the steamer. The fan belt was just thrown on the ground

-- mike

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 05-17-2013 04:12 AM


What is your source for Steam? ... for how long?

The black hose is for steam… I take it… going into end… ?

Is there another hole, like other end? How big?

The last part of your glue-up was the top… All glue was epoxy… one end also epoxy’d?

The main end, I guess, is just taped into place?

Looks good!

What kind of wood did you steam & bend & size?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 05-17-2013 04:42 AM

The source of steam was a Wagner wallpaper steam unit had kicking around.. I should have the steam entering from the center of the box, but I don’t. It just enters from the cap on the end of the box. I built the box so that the steam handle can just fit over the one end. Yeh I used construction grade epoxy to glue it all up. I was kind of skeptical, but it seemed to hold up well today. I bend a few boards of ash today. It went well especially being my first attempt at bending wood. When I build another steam box ill use foam board for sure. I chose not to spend really any money on this one as it was my first attempt. For the other end I just stuffed a couple of towels in and it kept all the heat in. The size of the boards I bent today were 6’x 1 1/8”x 1 1/8”.

-- mike

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#8 posted 05-17-2013 02:28 PM

Be sure to show us what you made with the bent pieces

-- Sandblastguy Orangeville On. Creating Art From Nature

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#9 posted 05-17-2013 02:39 PM

Good job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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