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Steam bending timber made easy

Postby fergal butler » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:56 pm

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

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Re: Steam bending timber made easy

Postby Ronb172 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:02 pm

Very cool. Thanks for finding this.
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Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:25 pm

That is great :!:

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Re: Steam bending timber made easy

Postby cusoak » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:39 am

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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Re: Steam bending timber made easy

Postby fergal butler » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:51 am

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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Re: Steam bending timber made easy

Postby cusoak » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:55 am

Thanks, for the information.
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Re: Steam bending timber made easy

Postby mrintense » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:13 pm

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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Re: Steam bending timber made easy

Postby billy c » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:20 pm

Carl-
could you seal it with a heat gun (like the ones they use to strip paint) HD about $20
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Postby Lowka53 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:52 pm

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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Re: Steam bending timber made easy

Postby mrintense » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:19 pm

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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Re: Steam bending timber made easy

Postby fergal butler » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:47 am

You might also be able to use Aluminium foil the kind for cooking turkey :D


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Re: Steam bending timber made easy

Postby rbrandenstein » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:55 pm

I would just roll the joint a few times and staple it every foot.
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Re: Steam bending timber made easy

Postby mrintense » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:11 pm

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


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Re: Steam bending timber made easy

Postby John K » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:17 pm

That is great!!!

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


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