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 Post subject: bending cutaway sides
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:17 pm 
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just wondering how thin should the sides be for bending a cutaway side on a soprano uke it is a tight radius?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:30 am 
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I do 1/16 in .065
I also use windex with ammonia D

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:40 am 
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How does the windex help the bend? Do you use it insted of water?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:21 pm 
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yes ammonia acts as a cell softener

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:03 pm 
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Thanks, John


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