stove top steam box

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Project by bent posted 03-27-2011 03:43 AM 4350 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i built this box for steam bending guitar sides. the steam box sits on a pan of boiling water on the stove and steam enters through the cutout in the bottom. i designed/built/used it this evening, it seems to work pretty well.

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#1 posted 03-27-2011 03:59 AM

Very clever. How long does the pot generate steam for?

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#2 posted 03-27-2011 04:18 AM

Awesome, what a great idea!

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#3 posted 03-27-2011 05:11 AM

Thats one way to do it: )


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#4 posted 03-27-2011 05:12 AM

If there is a will there is a way. Good idea.

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#5 posted 03-27-2011 06:01 AM

Smart thinking.
And the price is in my league.
Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 03-27-2011 10:24 AM

I believe that would adapt to my shop wood stove or house wood stove quite nicely. Thanks for the idea!

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#7 posted 03-27-2011 03:33 PM

jack – i used it for about 20 minutes and barely made a dent in the water level. i bet it would steam for a couple of hours if you started with plenty of water in the pot.

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#8 posted 03-27-2011 04:58 PM

Looks good. I recently bought a wallpaper steam stripper,$50. But. Easy and makes steam fast.

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#9 posted 03-27-2011 08:12 PM

Great idea, I would not be able to do that at my house though! No way I’d get to steam in the kitchen. My wife had a hissey fit when she discovered the red oak I had stored in the garage freezer for future chair making, the kitchen would be off limits!

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#10 posted 03-28-2011 04:34 AM

Neat idea. Looks like it should work and you can make spaghetti at the same time.

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