That's a very cool idea! I probably won't miss
flailing around trying to get the hot wood bent into
shape in one feld swoop a bit!
--- kaimusailing <asolywoda@...
> Had problems due to ribs cracking due to cooling
> quickly while trying
> to bend them singlehandedly. Finally in frustration
> tried steaming
> them in the foam pipe insulation tube that was
> feeding the steam box.
> Then it occurred to me to pull the insulation tube
> off the kettle with
> the steamed rib still inside and bring it to the
> frame and just pull
> off the tube to allow bending in one section of the
> rib at a time.
> This way the rib stayed hot and flexible right on
> through. The only
> drawback was doing them one at a time. Next time
> I'll have one
> steaming while the other is being bent onto the
> frame. Hope this
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