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Old 01-20-2011, 10:00 AM
Howard Klepper Howard Klepper is offline
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I needed to make a new bending form for this guitar, since I haven't done the slope D shape before.

One of the sides in the bender. Walnut bends like buttah.

Most wood spring back at the ends after bending in a Fox style bender. Walnut is unusual in that it tends to overbend. I adjust on the bending iron by hand in either case. I'm able to shape them accurately enough not to need a mold. Here's the pair out of the Fox bender.

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