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Pete Howlett
12-20-2008, 04:31 PM
This (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qhRi6KWby5M) is a recent video. If you are starting out, watch this first. Bending ribs by hand is where I cut my teeth... bending very curly ribs taught me repect for what I was doing. Believe me guys, it ain't easy!

E-Lo Roberts
12-21-2008, 11:23 AM
Pete, thanks for the bending vid! I bend using a home-made Fox Bender with mixed results and would like to switch over to a bending iron process to get a more "hands-on" control and feel when working with the wood. I was about to email you about this process but you bet me to it. Haha... My only disappointment was that you cut the video short on the long bend. I would have loved to have seen the whole process from start to finish (especially for the tricky curly koa wood which I am concerned about). But it's all good. This vid will certainly give me the tools to start experimenting with this old school method. Thanks! e.lo...

Pete Howlett
12-21-2008, 11:58 AM
Thanks - I can't let you know ALL my secrets now can I?