Video: How to Bend Wood with an Earlex Steam Generator
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Take a closer look at the Earlex Steam Generator, an innovative tool that opens up a new dimension for your woodworking projects. Sam Hamory from Earlex explains how to use the Steam Generator and even demonstrates a first project you can make with it.
How to Build an Inexpensive Steam Box for Bending Wood
If you have ever considered bending wood for a woodworking project, it will help you to have a steam box on hand. This article offers an easy, inexpensive plan for building a steam box for your own shop.
Bending wood with steam opens up a new dimension for your furniture designs & woodworking projects. A few examples include arms and backs for Windsor chairs, as well as many bent components for wooden boats. Plans for low-cost homemade steam generators are available, but often involve combustible fuels and an open flame. This compact electric steamer, developed from one designed for stripping wallpaper, remedies these safety concerns since the heating element runs on standard 120v current, far safer than an open burner.