Tuesday, March 5, 2013

How far can I go?

Just before I pack away my steam bending kit I wanted to see how far I could go.  I forgot to mention in my last post that I have also been pre soaking my wood in water for 24 hours prior to putting it in the steam box.  Any way I have had the long term ambition of making Scandinavian bent wood boxes like this one (external link).  I made my mold about 200 x 150mm which translates to a minimum 50mm radius and used hoop pine dressed to 5mm thick.