Steaming and Bending Wood to Create a Traditional Victorian Period All Wooden Cherry and Oak Sled
Learn Plasticizing wood with a steam retort! You will acquire the knowledge to build and operate one of these steam boxes later at your shop! Enjoy Sixteen lab hours of woodworking experience. Acquire all the necessary skills to safely plasticize (bend) wood safely. You will learn what wood characteristics and species are best for bending wood. This historical period style sled will amaze your friends and colleagues with the bent wood runners and back. Use these skills then to build your own steam retort (box) and bend many items.
The following are specific woodworking technologies presented.
Class for AGES 18 and UP or School's Permission
Class # SPI-614
A certificate is awarded upon class completion
SPI-600 or with consent of the instructor.
NO materials or tools needed.
The class takes sixteen hours in eight hour blocks of time. Days and times may be altered depending on the circumstances.
Tuition $625.00 + Laboratory $100.00 + Materials (solid cherry and oak) $35.00 = $860.00 and you keep the project.