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  1. Shaker-style bentwood boxes

    This was my first foray into steam bending wood (well, a combination of steam and hot water), so it's imperfect, but what project isn't? Biggest issue I had was finding a large enough container to fit the wood in to bend it. Fit the tops and bottoms using a method I hadn't tried before...
  2. Bow Arm Morris Chair

    My chair is finished, finally! It was about 6 months in the making, and many more months of dreaming it up and planning. Hickory and Walnut. Leather upholstery, which I did myself. 1 coat of danish oil, 3 coats of Arm R Seal wipe on poly, and then rub out with paste wax. The walnut was dyed to...
  3. Crazy Curves

    This is a wall hanger or a serving tray, if you like. At first, I was planning on making a vase to learn coopering. That didn't work out and I had these steam bent pieces of ash. So in disgust, I started planning out ideas and came up with this. I hand joined all the pieces of ash and took...
  4. THANKS GIVING BASKET

    I made this basket a little while ago and it turned out perfect as a Thanksgiving present to our friends that invited us for dinner on monday which is our Canadian Thanksgiving . Just thought I show and post it here and wish all Canadians a happy Thanksgiving . The basket is made from...
  5. Steam Bent Shelf

    Another shameless imitation of a shelf seen at a craft show by my daughter in Brooklyn, NY so I decided to make her one for Xmas. You can buy one from them here (www.thewavertreeco.com). This was made by steam bending some beech strips around a form. I made a bending strap cut from a roll...
  6. Butterfly Enclosure

    I made this butterfly enclosure in a rush, my son's daycare provider got a bunch of caterpillars from her trip to the Agricultural Museum (yes, I live in a city and there is a museum for this, ironically I grew up on and around farms and found this amusing at first) and only had a couple days to...
  7. Walnut and Lacewood fishing net

    This is my favorite net that I have made so far. I'ts kind of beat up because it is the one I have used for the past six years. I steam the frame pieces and let them dry in the jig for a couple of days. I laminate the frame and handle using West system epoxy. I run it through the planer and...
  8. Adirondack Chair

    My father-in-law is retiring this year after a lifetime of teaching high school in New Jersey. He's also been a maker of Adirondack chairs, so I decided to honor his retirement with an Adirondack chair, although I'm afraid it may have turned out too nicely for traditional outdoor Adirondack...
  9. Steam bent coat hanger

    Here is how I bent this hanger. Enjoy.
  10. Custom Trout Net - Steam Bent and Copper Inlaid

    As a guy that enjoys fly fishing and an avid woodworker, it was only a matter of time till a steam bent trout net would end up on my project list. Thankfully there are plenty of videos out on the internet to guide an ambitious fellow in the right direction. This net is made of crotch walnut...
  11. SEA BREEZE

    Sea Breeze is one of those old boxes I started some time ago but could not finish until I got some inspiration from a Buddy's project posted yesterday . It is a steam bent box made from birch and walnut with a vented lid . The lid is simply saw kerfed and the two kerfed pieces are glued to the...
  12. Fish Landing Nets

    Recently made a set of landing nets from leftover Aspen and Mahogany scraps from a skin on frame canoe build and thought I would share.
  13. Halfpipe Ramp

    Hi, After we dreamed about it as kids.. Me and my friends finally built one. 2X4 structure, 2 layers of plywood on top( In retrospect, I recommend to do 3). the entire ramp cost around 1500$, and took 3 days build. link to video that show the whole process - Thanks, Daniel.
  14. Peel

    This sculpture was made with American Ash. It was taken right from the log and long grain was selected for steam bending. I used a modified strap to bend from the center of a piece of stock. No this piece is not a bent lamination, it is solid ash, steamed and bent on a form. It is free-standing...
  15. Rev Jim's New Workbench Bench

    A snowy day in Upstate New York seemed the perfect time to show you some of my projects at LJ. I built this several months ago so I could have a solid bench for steam bending Windsor chair parts. I used 3 layers of 3/4 inch plywood and then added two layers of 1/8" hardboard. All the layers...
  16. Macassar Ebony Bentwood Ring

    I am new to this wonderful wood loving community at LumberJocks and hope you all enjoy some of my recent bentwood ring projects I plan to post in my projects. This Macassar Ebony wood ring was crafted using the bentwood method with a very thin copper inlay. I created this specifically for men...
  17. Thirteen chairs.

    This project was on and off for about two years before completion. We had a set of four original chairs from the 50's I wanted to duplicate. I decided to build 13, four for my wife and I, four for each of our two sons, and one to practice one. A colleague reminded me 13 was an unlucky...
  18. STEAM BENDING HINGE JIG

    This a steamed wood bending jig that I am currently using to make some bent wood hinges for a box that I am building . I used the micro wave stem bending process and this form with a discarded timing belt which has Kevlar imbedded into it and does not stretch as opposed to steel strap and a stop...
  19. Tamo Trout Nets

    I have been using the Tenkara flyfishing rods lately and I've made a couple tamos (nets) to go with. Traditionally you get a branch from your favorite river, but I've just picked up a couple from around my home. Heated with steam and bent to shape. I've built two, one with a longer handle, and...
  20. Little Japanese style table with end grain top

    May was the month of the 2×4, and yes we've joint the Summers woodworking creative 2×4 competition, like many others did. This Japanese style table was made out of the leftovers from a 2×4 used to make another table. The legs we splitted and then steam bended. The table top was glued together...
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