|...the shop is a bubbly cauldron of steam!|
|curved piece cooling under intense pressure from the metal compression strap. The key to successful steam bending is this critical step...|
|more like a "mad scientist" lab...the wood goes in the white pvc tube and is heated to 220 degrees for about an hour...this on the coldest day of the year makes for a nice sauna in the shop!!|
|All of this is required to steam bend the main seat curve...|
Although I have built this chair in the past my client requested modifications to the original.
A real scale "mock up" is VERY useful to illustrate exactly how those modifications play out.
Its pretty amazing what one can do with a few 2x4's from Home Depot!!