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  1. Thread: Springback

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    This what I thought, and have been doing as well....

    This what I thought, and have been doing as well. Then I started thinking about things like glue creep (Tightbond 1 and 2) and began wondering how much finessing can be done before endangering the...
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    Right. I would agree, but I think others might be...

    Right. I would agree, but I think others might be a bit more perfectionist about this. Thanks for the comment!
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    Thanks! Do you use the .020 or .023?

    Thanks! Do you use the .020 or .023?
  4. Thread: Springback

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    Springback

    How do you deal with springback when using a side bender? Thanks for the tips!
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    I assume bending machines with blankets? Was...

    I assume bending machines with blankets? Was there no springback when released from the bender?
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    I have never used the iron (though now thinking...

    I have never used the iron (though now thinking of it) but thought that when finished, the side is the correct shape, but then you 'set the shape in the bender'?
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    I don't use a blanket. I use steam but my bender...

    I don't use a blanket. I use steam but my bender is not double wide. Seems like there is a better way to do multiple sides...
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    How long do you leave it in the bender before...

    How long do you leave it in the bender before removing the side? and do you do anything to keep the bend after that or just put it on a shelf until use? ;-}
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    Production Bending

    For those of us that use side benders, how do you go about bending multiple sides in one session? If I want to bend 4 sides (or more), surely I don't need 4 side benders.

    How do you deal with...
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    [QUOTE=Timbuck;2173246]Yes it's an unusual gauge...

    [QUOTE=Timbuck;2173246]Yes it's an unusual gauge and I have not been able to locate another like it.

    A machinist's delight, I am sure!

    BTW - where did you get your fret saw blade from? Thanks.
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    Thank you for that. It helps. I never knew what a...

    Thank you for that. It helps. I never knew what a prick punch was, but perfectly obvious now.

    An 18" vernier would be an excellent tool for this, though not in the budget. I am jealous! And one...
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    Yea, I can see that the the proxxon would help......

    Yea, I can see that the the proxxon would help... a lot.

    I will probably need to move to something like your template tool on a table saw as in the youtube video. I hope you don't mind a few...
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    Hmm... I'll have to up my game to keep from...

    Hmm... I'll have to up my game to keep from cutting the slots too deep. I am hand cutting them. How do you do it?
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    What a coincidence! I have had a block of ebony...

    What a coincidence! I have had a block of ebony that I purchased years ago, hanging around the shop that I just took off the shelf yesterday, contemplating use as a fretboard. One of the things I...
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    Those look lovely!

    Those look lovely!
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    All too easy to make it worse, isn't it?

    All too easy to make it worse, isn't it? <sigh>
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    Sylvan Music, Santa Cruz. Have a look at their...

    Sylvan Music, Santa Cruz. Have a look at their instruments in the locked case in the back of the store.
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    As told by others, setup is everything. Yes, the...

    As told by others, setup is everything. Yes, the nut could be too high but you may also have a high fret interfering with the barre. You say it is the 2nd string, which is being barred on the 1st...
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    [QUOTE=Timbuck;2170245]I also use the metal strip...

    [QUOTE=Timbuck;2170245]I also use the metal strip method at the waist bend when I bend on the hot pipe..I made this device so that the metal strip automatically holds firm to the bend and my fingers...
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    Timbuck> What plans do you suggest? How about for...

    Timbuck> What plans do you suggest? How about for a concert size?
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    Thanks for the clarification.

    Thanks for the clarification.
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    What would cause the better sustain, I wonder.

    What would cause the better sustain, I wonder.
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    That is a great product to know about. Never...

    That is a great product to know about. Never thought to use a softener for this purpose! I would guess that any of the veneer softeners might do the trick.

    Another idea for tough bends - use a...
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    Why thank you, Kimosabe! Honduran Mahogany...

    Why thank you, Kimosabe!

    Honduran Mahogany neck and back as well as bridge.
    Maple sides.
    Old growth Redwood sound board.
    Teak fret board.

    Surprisingly full sound, though of course, not as...
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    I was impressed when I played one so I went and...

    I was impressed when I played one so I went and built one for myself!
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