- 3/4" x 1-3/8" x 8' piece (longest piece I had to experiment with) of cherry
- 4" poly-tubing
- Earlex steam generator
- A 1/2" auto heater hose
- Slit in poly tubing at mid-point for the hose
- Clamps...lots of clamps
An hour later we unclamped the whole affair, pulled the piece out of the tubing and clamped it back in place. Yes, there was a bit of spring-back - but not as much as we expected. The piece went right back in place and is now drying.
We declared the experiment a success and celebrated with beer and brats. Early next week I'll be ordering 20' lumber for the gun'ls and rub-rails and we'll be back at steam bending wood!