Simple wood strip steamer

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Simple wood strip steamer

Post by VinceC » 23 Jul 2015, 10:08

All the instructions are in the photos on how to convert a wallpaper stripper to a wood strip steamer. You can add a proper blanking end to one end if you need to steam individual strips or as it is to slide along a construction in progress and steam a section of your strip. Block both ends with soft paper and start steaming.
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Re: Simple wood strip steamer

Post by RobbieB » 23 Jul 2015, 14:16

Clearly an avid Blue Peter fan.......................

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Re: Simple wood strip steamer

Post by Barry_Cole » 23 Jul 2015, 15:24

RobbieB wrote:Clearly an avid Blue Peter fan.......................
Why??, Did they like paddling in the sea too??.

:D :D :D :D

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Re: Simple wood strip steamer

Post by VinceC » 23 Jul 2015, 16:15

Just carried out my first two bends. Left them cooking for 15 minutes and they bent nicely.

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Re: Simple wood strip steamer

Post by Peter Balcombe » 23 Jul 2015, 18:35

Great minds .... Vince.
I used a similar method (without the neat wallpaper stripper pipe connector) when I needed to steam some stringers for my Olympia.
For others using this method, please note that the steam heat will cause a pipe of any length to sag if inclined at an angle and not supported much along its length. The sag will then set when the tube cools down.
Peter

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