How I bend wood at home.
Instead of going through the hassle of building a wooden box to steam bend wood, I decided to use a 200mm (8″), thick wall irrigation pipe. Made the whole process quick and easy.
The pipe I used is 2.5m (8ft) long as I am planning on bending longer pieces of wood in the future.
Used an old 20L (5 gal.) oil drum I cleaned up and filled with water to generate the steam needed to bend the wood.
To feed the steam from the steam generator to the steam box I used a piece of silicone type pipe.
Everything held up well considering the heat associated with generating and using steam.
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Remember, generating steam in an enclosure can cause an explosion. If you build a steam box always add a pressure release hole for steam to escape.
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working are correct.
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