A chopstick steamer and pegboard bending jig.  Dunno what I'd do with it, but I kindof want to find out...

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Bendwood jig: This is a nifty idea. I didnt know there was a way to do this without having multiple specific shaped jigs. Cant wait to try this. - My Woodworking Shed

Q & A: Steam Bending Gear   Q: What do I need to know before building a simple steam-bending rig?   A: Steam bending doesn’t require sophisticated equipment. For a single bending project, you can quickly cobble together an apparatus from ordinary materials. The box. Build a box that fits your pieces out of any untreated solid wood or exterior plywood. Add a hinged or lift-off lid, but don’t make …

Q & A: Steam Bending Gear

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I have always wanted to try wood bending. Particularly steam bending, so I purchased a Steam bending kit from Rockler and in this video I build a steam box t.

How To: Bending Wood - Part I -  There are several methods for forming wood into curves, and the next few blog posts will explore these techniques. We will be looking at simple force bending, kerf bending, lamination and steam bending.

Bending Wood - Part I

How To: Bending Wood - Part I - There are several methods for forming wood into…

British furniture designer Tom Raffield invented a new technique for steam bending wood and has built a business around the complex forms it creates.

British Designer Tom Raffield Is Steam Bending His Way to Success

The graceful Amble Hanging Seat symbolises a moment to relax. Handcrafted by the Tom Raffield studio in Cornwall, England, using sustainable wood (ash).

Simple Steam Box Build a box and add a steam kettle: you’re ready to bend wood. By Seth Keller Building a steam box for bending wood only requires exterior-grade plywood, waterproof glue and an electric tea kettle. I bought my kettle from Lee Valley (see Source, below). It came with an aluminum pipe to direct steam into the box. Any electric kettle with a cylindrical spout for inserting a …

Simple Steam Box

Coat hooks handcrafted in Suffolk, England.  These coat hooks are very strong and ideal for fixing to walls, doors and furniture woodwork. They come in

Coat hooks handcrafted in Suffolk, England. These coat hooks are very strong and ideal for fixing to walls, doors and furniture woodwork. They come in

Having a light inside a bottle so it glows.. could this inspire your eco-torch design?

Quercus – Desk Lamp Design by Max Ashford. For the lamp shade, Ashford used a wine bottle that he cut in half and frosted as to emit a warm and soft light. Would like it more if it was adjustable.

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