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wood water pvc tube bending soaking

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Nirvana

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I think someone made a similar posting a while back, however I can't find it so here is my version.

Soaking wood to make them softer for bending is always an issue. Some of us has a bathroom or another great nearby facility of water where one can drench the wood without being disturbed.

Here is the material list:

3ft 2" PVC pipe

2" endcap

2" C-clamp

1/4" dual thread bolt.

Two 1/4" nuts (used for tighten the bolt into the wood)

Washer

1/4" large wing nut.

 

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To make sure the end was water tight I used silicon both when attaching the end cap to the pie but also around the "thread" line.

 

I tested the tube, having it filled to the rim with water sitting over night.

No water came out.

 

The C-clamp literally snaps around the pipe.

Setting the height towards the table, I drilled and attached the bolt.

With the wing nut it is easy to remove when not needed.


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Dan Vadas

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Sounds like a lot of work Per (do you REALLY NEED to soak 3-foot lengths??).

 

Here's my version - a 2 litre plastic bottle, a self-closing tweezers to hold the plank, and a piece of stick to stop the tweezers from falling into the bottle :) . Cost = $0.00 :D .

 

Good enough for 1-foot lengths of planking, which is longer than I use anyway.

 

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Nirvana

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Danny, there is nothing that prevents me from shorten the tube,  but it's sturdy and does its duty.

Besides you never know when I want to build something outrageously big that I can't get out from the shop/office :D 


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I use a tall thermos flask - keeps the water hot but sometimes needs the plank reversing if a long plank.

 

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Here's my version.  Yes, I needed to soak 3 foot strips of wood.  My Caldercraft Victory is huge!   Glad I'm done with hull planking now!

 

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Ahoy Mates :D

 

I too am a fan of the PVC pipe soaker, but use 1/2" sprinkler pipe. Its threaded, available in multiple lengths, and is much better for smaller work areas and closet builders like myself.

 

It should be noted that I cut my planks to length (actually just a bit longer) and only work on one or two at a time.

 

If that is your style, this is all you need.

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Nice ideas for plank soaking I will remember this for my first planking job ... hoping it will be soon  :huh: 


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Hey, JPeet. I hope you are not using that nipple indoors :D


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I built a PVC tub for my 30 inch planks and it works great.

Thanks for the tip

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Froggy 79

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Another cheap way is to buy a plastic tub for wallpaper. Much easier to grab wood.
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I've posted this before, but for those who haven't seen it. PVC cut down and mounted on a stand. Tap on the end for easy drainage.

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I built a similar tube to Nirvana's a about 3 decades ago, yes I did need to soak 3 ft lengths at the time. The only differences were that I glued the end cap on one end, and glued on a threaded connection? end on the other.cap on the other. After adding the water and wood, I would screw on a plug to seal the end. I stored it upright, but the couple times it fell over it didn't leak.


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John Allen

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Mine was like yours, PVC  with an end cap, other end left open, secured by just 2 plastic ties to the leg of my work table but loose enough when I finish lift it out pour water out slip it in the ties for next time. All leftover stuff on hand cost nothing, time 5 minutes.

 

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