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 Post subject: Bending binding
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:54 pm 
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I've had trouble bending binding with the bending iron. The spring steel that I had was too long to control.

I made a jig (I guess that's the right term), to hold the binding on both sides. I have the one pictured, which is one stewmac bending strap, cut in half. The 2 halves are held together with a wingnut and bolt. I also have another set, which is 12" long, but half the width at 2" wide.

I can bend 4 pieces of binding at once. It makes it much easier to hold them level and straight. I simply loosen the wingnut to move the jig down to the next bend.

This is curly maple. I didn't use any water. After bending, I clamped them into the mold. There are no breaks or bends from the curl.

I take the screws out and use the shortened bending strap to bend sides. It's much easier for me to control a 12" strap, than the 24".


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 Post subject: Re: Bending binding
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:38 am 
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great solution

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 Post subject: Re: Bending binding
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:28 am 
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Nice! I like the handles -- very practical.


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 Post subject: Re: Bending binding
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:47 pm 
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Actually, I think it's a fixture, not a jig, but EVERYBODY gets the terminology wrong including me so don't worry about it. I think it's like this:

Using machinist definitions, a fixture is some sot of workholdng device. A jig is used to locate holes for drilling. For example, you might have a fixture designed to hold a guitar bridge on your drill press table so you can clamp a drilling jig to it to properly locate the six bridge pin holes.

...at least, I think that is correct.

That's what a metalworkiing machinist would say. Woodworking may use different definitions of the terms, of which I am totally unaware.

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 Post subject: Re: Bending binding
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:05 am 
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Thanks for sharing that, I think it will be VERY helpful.

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