steam bending

steam bending

[′stēm ‚bend·iŋ]
(engineering)
Forming wooden members to a desired shape by pressure after first softening by heat and moisture.

steam bending

The process of steaming a piece of wood in order to shape it into a desired form.
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The one-day classes demonstrate century-old techniques in Successful Steam Bending Beginning with the Log, Furniture Restoration and Woodworking Hand Tool Restoration.
regnans is widely used in furniture manufacturing in Australia and has been found to produce good quality bent components using steam bending (e.
THE WOOD WORKS EASILY EITHER WITH HAND TOOLS OR BY MACHINE AND HAS VERY GOOD STEAM BENDING PROPERTIES.
Because of his desire to minimise the environmental footprint, he was very 'purist' for instance eschewing steam bending to create a curve, instead using two laminations glued together.
Each table costs pounds 1,200 and is made using an eco-friendly process called steam bending, which allows Yvette to bend the wood to form curves and create a sculpture effect.
Winemakers Cooperage will operate as part of Charlois Cooperages USA, and will ultimately offer barrels using fire, water or steam bending using both American and French oak.
The company, which buys in seasoned timber from sustainable forests, does all the processing on site from steam bending and turning the wood, to crafting the pieces and finishing them.
This was also true of a tool handle--this made the handle stronger and eliminated the need for steam bending.
I have also been using energy efficient methods of working with timber, including steam bending.
Daily demonstrations of carving, marquetry and steam bending from the experts are featured, plus competition and display classes and displays by local societies.
It works well with hand and machine tools, though it is not suitable for steam bending.