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Wood & Steam

Steam-Bending Techniques to Make 16 Projects in Wood

Author - Charlie Whinney
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This practical introduction to the craft of bending wood shows how wood can be made to behave in remarkable ways with the application of a little heat and steam. Written by a leading expert on the topic, Wood & Steam includes 16 step-by-step projects for coat hangers, trivets, chairs, lampshades, and more.
In this beautifully compiled book, Charlie Whinney, the UK's leading expert on the topic, shares the secrets of the unique and magical craft of steam-bending. Although his creations look quite impossible, the reader will soon discover that wood can be made to behave in remarkable ways with the application of a little heat and steam. Charlie guides you through the ecological sourcing of wood for your projects and then, with practical instructions, reveals how to create 16 steam-bent masterpieces. Form a wooden coat hanger in the embers of a campfire, create perfectly round wooden hoops using just a saucepan and a mug, or use the steam from a kettle to shape a beautiful fruit bowl.
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Weight 0.975000
Series None
Pages 144
Size 7.5" x 9.25"
Author Charlie Whinney
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Charlie Whinney studied Architecture at Kingston University, Furniture Design at Rycotewood and 3D Design for Sustainability at Falmouth College of Art. He co-founded Cornish design company Sixxis, where he designed many award-winning products, before forming the Charlie Whinney Studio in 2008. Now based in the Lake District National Park in the UK, Charlie continues to create with wood as well as teaching popular classes on the art of steam bending.

Charlie's love of steam bending is instantly obvious; his passion for the subject makes him an ideal tutor. Robinson House Studio