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post #1 of 3 Old 06-11-2012, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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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
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I'm guessing not enough steam, and not in the box long enough.

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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 " -
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