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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:31 pm 
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I bent the sides for a J45 with Peruvian Walnut back & sides. I'm very pleased.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:47 pm 
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Hey Randall great job. A good feeling huh.
I bent by had for my first 5 guitars, I remember how pleasurable it was, but took some work too.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:11 am 
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it is a good skill to have nice work

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:32 am 
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Great fun and a valuable skill. Good job.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:36 pm 
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Good job!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:08 pm 
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On looking at the picture of your iron, I think you might get slightly better performance from it if it were cleaner. Get the resin off of it with a green scrubby or steel wool.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:14 am 
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Get the resin off of it with a green scrubby

A green Scotch Brite pad and some water cleaned it right up.

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:45 am 
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May I ask how you heat it? I have one a friend made from a piece of boat mast. It has a 300 watt lamp inside but in my limited experience I don't think it gets hot enough. I found it better when I also directed a heat gun at it but that gets a little crowded. I've found trying to figure out what sort of heater to use as an alternative quite confusing.


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:49 am 
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I bought it on eBay. It came from China and I assume it has a heater inside. It take some time to come up to temperature.

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 10:20 am 
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Stray Feathers wrote:
May I ask how you heat it? I have one a friend made from a piece of boat mast. It has a 300 watt lamp inside but in my limited experience I don't think it gets hot enough. I found it better when I also directed a heat gun at it but that gets a little crowded. I've found trying to figure out what sort of heater to use as an alternative quite confusing.


I use a 6x6" heat blanket on top of the pipe and then I wrapped a sheet of copper (it's what I had on hand) around the blanket/pipe. It works quite well.


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