Preparing green wood for steam bending

Preparing Green Wood For Steam Bending

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When a few S Class Boats needed new ribs, URBANBOATWORKS stayed local to find its green Oak wood. We headed across the road to haul out a 120 year old white oak that came down in Storm Sandy. After setting up block and tackle we hoisted the heavy log out of the woods using our pick up truck. Processing was done the old fashion way with wedges and sledge. This insured good grain orientation wood that is essential for steam bending. 


Preparing Green White Oak for Steam bending Ribs from dana carini on Vimeo.

Steam bending Oak Veneer

An old oak table that has been kicked around & soaked by Hurricane Sandy found it’s way to our shop. Here Julien is steam bending a piece if 1/8 ” oak wood. He uses the Earlex steam machine ( $75 bucks) a plastic plumbing pipe, a clamp and some rags.

<p><a href=”″>Steam Bending Oak Wood to a curve</a> from <a href=”″>dana carini</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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