Apr 242016
 

At our April meeting, club members were treated to a fascinating evening on steam bending, kindly presented by Fred Buckley from the Woodcraft Guild.

Fred With Straps Fred's Steam Bender

 
Fred also covered shaping, kerfing and laminating – including the pros and cons of each method – with the example of his beautiful Eleanor Roosevelt chair.

Chair by Fred Buckley

Chair by Fred Buckley

For those who wish to pursue this fascinating area of steam bending, Lee Valley in North America have a full range of equipment and a downloadable version of the Veritas Steam Bending Instruction Booklet

Veritas Steam Bending

Click on first page of booklet to download