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#1 posted 11-10-2010 05:39 AM

I looked at the links. I guess I’m in the wrong ballpark. Those tea kettle arrangements will take a long time but I guess on small pieces they will work. Pressurized steam ie: 225deg.F is faster and penetrates better, but again I guess on small pieces it isn’t required.. I will pass on my steam bending do’s though. In case it doesn’t come up elsewhere… 1) bend on the flat grain, that is on the inside and outside of the curve. 2) take a little chamfer off the corners to prevent running splinters that can ruin the whole piece. 3) Good grain is important but it needn’t be perfectly straight. 4) Can’t be “kill” dried.
I’m glad this came up . I think I may put the old steamer to use on my next piece.

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