Wood & Steam
Steam-Bending Techniques to Make 16 Projects in Wood
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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.
|Size||7.5" x 9.25"|
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Charlie's love of steam bending is instantly obvious; his passion for the subject makes him an ideal tutor.Robinson House Studio