Great to hear. Glad you have found some of the other
I have finally made the necessary space to start my
build. I am currently trying to find the wood for the
--- second_floor_loft <second_floor_loft@...
> Okay, I'll admit to some trepidation regarding the
> steam box. I've read pro's and
> cons..Some have had success, some have not. Also, I
> have most available, kiln dried wood.
> The solution was the vacuum chamber method of
> re-hydrating the wood as from "The
> Wizards Of Bramble Wood" in our links section. Only
> thing I did different was use a vacuum
> pump I got off of ebay instead of the refrigerator
> compressor. It worked great.
> Then the steam box out of Blue foam insulation from
> the local home improvement store
> (3/4 inch thick) and duct tape. A couple of pipe
> flanges and pipe nipples, a 12 quart pot
> (could have used a 6 quart with no trouble) and a
> camp stove..(el cheapo variety) Also got
> a small roll of aluminum flashing to modify the camp
> stove as you see in the pictures to
> keep the heat around the pot. Oh, and a piece of
> rubber tube.
> Exactly as per instructions in the aerolite plans,
> it worked..I am amazed..and I can't tell
> you how happy I am. This was VERY cool.
> More next week
> Paul T
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