Hi all ...........just a small post to demo a quick project I slapped together yesterday. I seem to work mostly with very thin timber lately, usually in the order of 1.5mm to about 2mm as I keep trying to perfect my method of building with full kerf type construction to build very strong but light weight guitar bodies. I've been experimenting with a few different ways of shaping thin wood for guitar sides for quite a while and it struck me that how I used to get a good success rate before was by using a wet rag over a very hot pipe to produce steam which is hotter than boiling water. Yesterday I said to myself............"Myself I said, lets cut out the middle man and go straight to steam!" Bought 1/2 metre of 30mm stainless pipe and cut it in half (now have two pieces) and I drilled 11 x 3mm holes roughly in a line down one end of a pipe and made two wooden plugs, one with a 6mm aluminium tube in it. Old pressure cooker, old steam cleaner rubber hose, old BBQ twin gas burner, and water. Hooked 'em all up as per photos, boiled water, burned left hand on hot pipe, (buy some gloves) rub 70mm wide x 1,4mm thick wood over steam eruption on pipe's end a few times, and Bob was indeed my Mother's brother.