steam bending wood - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 06-11-2012, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1
View .olav's Photo Album My Photos
Question steam bending wood

.hello.i am olav. iam trying to steam bend a piece of wood 3/16 x 4 x 30in.. .forthide of a guitar.i have tried 1/4 cut clear fuir and spruce. my steam box is 3x5 36 in 3/4 ply wrapped with poly and insulation blanket.steam is generated by a electric tea kettle. i steamed the material for 1 hr and used a heat gun to meintain ambian temp at the mold. i have tried it 4 times and it has been an absolute failure. please help. olav
.olav is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 06-11-2012, 07:00 PM
Old School
 
cabinetman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: So. Florida
Posts: 24,027
View cabinetman's Photo Album My Photos


I'm guessing not enough steam, and not in the box long enough.









.
cabinetman is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 06-11-2012, 08:02 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 470
View SeniorSitizen's Photo Album My Photos
I have a rule about steam bending and I'll bet there are people that say " that's the most stupid thing I've ever heard ". What the rule is saying is your success rate will be much better bending green wood.

the rule - " put the water on to heat and then go cut the tree " -
SeniorSitizen is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Steam bending glued wood Joshua G General Woodworking Discussion 1 02-05-2011 07:34 AM
Steam bending form bugman1954 Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs 13 02-25-2010 01:10 PM
Steam bending glued wood Alan General Woodworking Discussion 6 03-30-2009 11:27 AM
Advice on steam bending. Sawman General Woodworking Discussion 8 03-03-2008 09:37 AM
Steam Bending Leo G General Woodworking Discussion 4 12-04-2006 03:03 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome