Here is an easy way to make your own home made Wood Steamer/Bender.
The Parts you will need are :
1 - Wallpaper steamer ( got mine at Home Depot + or - $40 )
1 - 4 to 10 foot Length of Black PVC pipe with one threaded end and one Capped end
1- Hose bib ( To adjust the drainage )
First - Drill a hole in the threaded cap to insert the end of the steamer hose
Then - Drill a hole in the capped end to thread in the hose bib
Then - Make a Horizontal stand to rest the PVC on
Then Fill the steamer with water and place the piece of wood to be bent into the PVC
install the threaded cap and turn the steamer on - when the steam starts flowing,
adjust the hose bib to allow for drainage. That's all there is to it. Takes about 45 minutes
until wood is bendable. CLICK HERE to see a video of the final product
This is a great tool for any woodworker.
Patrick Miller - Project Manager