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Old 12-31-2018, 07:58 AM
redir redir is offline
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If you are talking about breaking sides when bending then I'd say ease up on your worrying. Unless maybe you are doing a highly figured wood like curly maple. I've built 65 guitars now and have yet to break any sides trying. Most of the time the issue is bending the waste perfectly to fit the outline but even that usually turns out close enough.

Just make sure you have a good set up. The pipe needs to be really hot. A drop of water should jump and sizzle right off the pipe, then you know it's hot enough to bend.
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