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Simple and Effective Side Bending

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Here are a couple of videos posted on YouTube by Mario Proulx showing his side bender and how he bends sides. The bender and his method are about as simple as it gets. Even I might be able to make a side bender like this one.

Here are links to two videos. The first one he bends the side and in the second one he removes the side and places it right into the mold. He wants a little springback in the waist so the side fits to the mold nicely.

Bending the Sides

Transferring Sides to the Mold

Apr 30, 10 | 7:05 pm
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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I love that guy, thanks for posting these.

Apr 30, 10 | 8:09 pm
blues creek guitars Authorized Martin Repair Ctr

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This will show you more detail to what you can do after they are bend and how to prep the sides. You will see in most videos that the bending process with the machine is straight forward and easy .

John Hall
Blues Creek Guitars Inc.
Authorized CF Martin Repair Center

May 01, 10 | 3:43 pm

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