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Thread: Martin OM Style Acoustic Guitar

  1. #16
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    I've been working on bending the sides. I'm not a happy camper. This Stew Mac bending iron takes forever to heat up. Over an hour to get above 200 degrees!

    The first piece was too thick. That's on me. The second piece I brought down to .085". I managed to get the waist bent in about 20 minutes. Then I moved to the lower bout. Fifteen minutes of trying to get it to bend and nothing! So I checked the temp of the iron and it was between 120-130 degrees. 30 minutes ago I walked away to let the iron heat back up. I just checked it and it's at 165. This is nuts! Maybe I need the 480V version.

    I just emailed Watlow for a price on their heating blankets...
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  2. #17
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    The second test piece went better


    Until I let sunlight rake across it


    So I scraped and sanded


    And shot it with some nitro


    Not too bad
    “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness..." - Mark Twain

    Diapers and Politicians need to be changed often... Usually for the same reason.

  3. Julie - that looks much better. I cannot imagine the learning curve...it must be very steep. I applaud your effort.

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