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Rockler Steam Bending Kit w/FREE Bentwood Carryall Plan Download

Item #: 42826

Regular Price: $74.99

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Expand your woodworking skills to include steam bending wood into beautifully smooth and permanent curves with a Rockler Steam Bending Kit!



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Overview

Get your Rockler Steam Bending Kit now to build unique chairs, toys, oval Shaker boxes, instruments, specialized molding, doors, handrails, and more! Makes it possible to give nearly any wood species enough plasticity to bend or curve to your liking. The kit includes a 5.3 quart reservoir with built-in heating element to provide continuous steam for up to two hours, heating everything inside your steam box to 212°. You also get a 10' long steam hose, a brass fitting to attach the hose to your steam box, two hinges, a latch/clasp, and an assembly plan that gives you step-by-step instructions on how to build a steam box.

  • 5.3 quart reservoir with built-in heating element heats the inside of your steam box to 212°
  • 10' long steam hose allows you to position your steam box in a safe position off the floor

Tech Spec

Brand Rockler
Weight (lbs) 4.4400

What's included:

(1) Steam Generator (1) 10' Steam Hose (1) Brass Fitting (2) Hinges (1) Latch/Clasp (1) Plan for Building Your Own Steam Box

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Customer Reviews

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Nice Steamer-easy solutions

Steven Posted November 30, 2014
This steamer works grea, t couple points:
1. Use a section of 6" or 8" steel HVAC ducting for long items to steam, elevate one end slightly and a drain on the low end. End caps work great.
2. Use distilled water and recycle (from the drain above) to avoid mineral build ups on the heating coil.
3. Give a quick spritz of warm water to the parts as you remove them as the steam/water in the wood will evaporate very quickly, otherwise.
4. Use care when opening for steam escaping.
5. Enjoy!

I built a smaller version of your steam box and it all works fine.

Boyd 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.

Works great

Jerry 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.

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I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012
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