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    I bit the bullet and ordered one of those electric wood benders from Luthiers Mercantile. It cost $215.25, no tax and free shipping. After spending this large amount of money, I guess I'll have to turn pro - competing with Timms, Beau Hannam, and the other popular builders.

    I have two ukes in mind to build, and this heater will give me a push to get to them.

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    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    I bit the bullet and ordered one of those electric wood benders from Luthiers Mercantile. It cost $215.25, no tax and free shipping. After spending this large amount of money, I guess I'll have to turn pro - competing with Timms, Beau Hannam, and the other popular builders.

    I have two ukes in mind to build, and this heater will give me a push to get to them.

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    I am not a pro ..I am retired and only build them out of boredom and it is something to do to keep me out of the old folks home
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    I bit the bullet and ordered one of those electric wood benders from Luthiers Mercantile. It cost $215.25, no tax and free shipping. After spending this large amount of money, I guess I'll have to turn pro - competing with Timms, Beau Hannam, and the other popular builders.

    I have two ukes in mind to build, and this heater will give me a push to get to them.

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    You are off to a great start: anyone wanting a Jerry uke will have to wait months for it to be built.

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    I use that heater, and it works well. It's a fair amount of money, but cheaper than using heater pads, and a lot more convenient than pipes and torches. Timbuck is a retired Toolmaker like me. We can't sit on our hands, we have to be making something. For not being a pro, he does really nice work.
    Ed

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    It was the first tool I bought specifically for luthier work now 15 years ago. Still going strong.

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    A 'Jerry built' uke....Hmmm....not sure about that...

    Dictionary
    jerry-built
    /ˈdʒɛrɪbɪlt/
    adjective
    adjective: jerry-built; adjective: jerrybuilt

    badly or hastily built with materials of poor quality.


    I think it'll need a different name....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croaky Keith View Post
    A 'Jerry built' uke....Hmmm....not sure about that...





    I think it'll need a different name....
    I never liked that term, but it predates me, so I know I wasn't the cause of its origin.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Thanks for the encouragement.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Good luck with the new tool, can't wait to see the results. The start of the J-brand?

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