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#1 posted 01-17-2018 04:36 PM


I ve seen several bending irons on some of the offshoot TV shows. One used a propane torch blowing through a section of steel pipe, the other used a 300 watt light bulb inside a steel pipe on a dimmer switch. He ended up with the dimmer set to about 50% (150 Watts I assume). Claimed it took about $20 in parts and hardware.

- splintergroup

Thanks splintergroup. I have thought about using a torch and pipe; my main concern is being that I am 15, my parents may have some concern about me using a torch. Also, some of the bending irons I have seen cheap were: 1. 220v which I don’t have access to; and 2. Were coming from China
As of now I may just stick to attempting a steam box as it is my cheapest route as a beginner.
Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it. Dale

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."


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