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Steam bending timber made easy

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Now why didn't I think of that :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--iPQIwSEJM

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Very cool. Thanks for finding this.
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That is great :!:

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What I did not here is what he used for the bag, or did he make it.?
But that is cool and would be much more affective that taking out of a steam box and putting on.
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You can buy poly tubing here on a roll in a range of sizes http://www.emodirect.com/acatalog/Lay-Flat_Tubing.html
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Thanks, for the information.
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This looks like exactly what I am looking for to accomplish the chine bending in my limited space garage.

The original video now has a comment from Louis (the man in the video) stating that he used 6 mil poly sheeting sealed together. He also states that it's available in tube form which is correct (see Fergal's previous posting here)

I went looking for the tubing and found that it can indeed be had but only in large quantities. 500 feet was the smallest I saw. Now if I really stretched I might use 100 feet, but more likely 70 feet. After that , I have little use for this, except possibly later when I do the carlings.

Louis actually used sheeting that was sealed together on one edge. You can get 25 foot long sheets from Home Depot for a relatively low cost. There would be enough there easily for my two chines and probably the sheers as well. However, how to seal the edge.

Perhaps use an iron. You would have to protect the edge with fabric perhaps and maybe paper (as a release agent). I think this could be done on an ironing board


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Carl-
could you seal it with a heat gun (like the ones they use to strip paint) HD about $20
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8) this is great information due to the size of my pieces that have to be bent I had figured I would have to do build up bends using smaller material to build up to finish size. 8)
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billy c wrote:Carl-
could you seal it with a heat gun (like the ones they use to strip paint) HD about $20
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I am not sure. I suspect any good heat source will do. There must be a fine line between the heat needed to seal the bag and the heat generated by the steaming process. I like the idea of using the iron because I can use what I have on hand (no money spent other than for the poly) and the ironing boar gives me a nice long flat area to work on.
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You might also be able to use Aluminium foil the kind for cooking turkey :D


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I would just roll the joint a few times and staple it every foot.
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rbrandenstein wrote:I would just roll the joint a few times and staple it every foot.
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That is great!!!

Did you notice he was using an old 5 gallon gas can.

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