I built a smaller version of your steam box and it all works fine.
Posted November 13, 2014
The steam generator works fine but I am still having trouble bending wood. I make model wooden cars and trucks and I can't seem to being able to bend wood for the back trunk and rumble seat lid for a 1929 model a Ford 3 window coup. I got a order of black walnut that I ordered from you and I have been making this part out of solid wood but it wastes a lot of wood. I will try the book on wood bending and see if they have a trick or two that will help me out.
Posted December 9, 2013
I have used this unit several times now. It heats my steambox easily and costs me less than twenty cents per hour to operate. I can use it in my basement workshop without having to worry about open flames and homemade equipment. I built a steambox similar to the one described in the included plan. The plans recommend installing weatherstripping on the door. If you don't, too much steam may escape. Not just any weatherstripping will do! The foam stuff will not work. I cut inch and a half wide strips from a thorn-resistant bicycle inner tube [thorn resistant tubes are much thicker than standard tubes] and fastened them to the inside of the door with galvanized staples. This works very well. Don't forget to drill other holes in the box for steam flow and drainage.
Posted November 26, 2013
I wish I had purchassed it a year ago. I give it 5 stars