The size of steam-generator you need is related to the size of your steam box, how well insulated it is and the temperature of the air around the box. It is probably cheaper and easier to insulate your box thoroughly rather than increase the size of your steam...
The first part of this series talked about heat, what to make you box out of and whether you really need a box at all. On to other details: Box size: The box should be as small as possible to minimize the amount of steam you need. The longest standard part...
Do you really need a steam box? Boiling parts in water serves the same purpose as steaming and requires a simpler set-up with fewer heat-loss issues. ‘Chairmaking in High Wycombe’ references boiling of chair bows and I have bent table legs, shaker boxes and hay forks...
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