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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookie View Post
    Really? How does that work? I've read a few things about people using heat lamps or powerful lights to do bending but I don't get how it works. Obviously you can get the temps high enough...do you use a jig or a pipe with the light?
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    I used to use light bulbs in my form to bend sides but then moved to using heating blankets. The problem I saw with the light bulbs was that I was heating the form and it made more sense to me to heat the wood instead. In fact I use two heat blankets, one on either side of the wood along with the usual spring steel slats. I can also recommend Bob Gleason as a source for heat blankets. he also has an article on how he bends his sides.
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    Here's a link to a youtube video on making an inexpensive bending iron. I used a small disposable propane cylinder(empty) and a 100 watt light bulb. It works well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Hannam Ukuleles View Post
    Here's the correct link:

    https://luthiers-bench.com/products/...nt=39642213511

    That's the one I'm using. It might be a bit of a luxury but it's functionally excellent.

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