Steam Bending using Poly Bag

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ckebsww
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Steam Bending using Poly Bag

Post by ckebsww » Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:51 am

I ran across this video last week and decided to try it out for bending my stems.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--iPQIwSEJM

Worked like a charm! I was able to steam the stems inside the bag, then bend them around the forms while they continued steaming in the bag. No time limits. No pressure.

For my bag, I bought some 6mil Polyethelene sheeting from a big box store. Cut a piece wide enough then rolled an edge twice and stapled it about every 3 inches with a regular office stapler to form a long tube. Plenty tight enough to hold the steam. Here is my setup:

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After I bent them, I let them cool off, then pulled off the bag and put them back on the form to finish drying out.

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Cruiser
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Re: Steam Bending using Poly Bag

Post by Cruiser » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:26 pm

Thanks for sharing this, it is a really awesome tip ... definitely in my bag-o-tricks now.


Brian

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