Side bender brag

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Wayde Christie

Side bender brag

Post by Wayde Christie » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:31 pm

Finished my side bender last night - it was a really fun project :)
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Got the plans from here: http://ultimate-guitar-online.ultimate- ... ducts_id=7

Bought majority of the hardware from Bunnings. Porcelain light fixtures came from Cetnaj. The press screw came from McJing Tools: https://mcjing.com.au/searchresult.aspx ... ss%20screw.

I got the stainless steel pieces for bending (not pictured) from a local steel supplier. Cost me $30 cut to size.

I built it with a jigsaw and a cordless drill. The only thing I routed was the guitar mould, but you could handle that with a jigsaw also.

Took me about a month to build all up - but you could easily knock it over in a weekend, even a day.

I'll report back later with pics from my first bend :)

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Re: Side bender brag

Post by Kiwicanfly » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:03 am

Looks like a great project have you had a chance to try it out?

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Re: Side bender brag

Post by Wayde Christie » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:22 pm

Kiwicanfly wrote:Looks like a great project have you had a chance to try it out?
Thanks Kiwicanfly - it was a lot of fun.

I'm thicknessing my sides tonight, so I'll probably give it a go.

I'll upload a couple of pics during and after.

Cheers :)

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Re: Side bender brag

Post by Kiwicanfly » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:56 pm

I'm keen on building one. What sort of heating system are you using in it? Cheers Steve

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Re: Side bender brag

Post by Wayde Christie » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:52 pm

Kiwicanfly wrote:I'm keen on building one. What sort of heating system are you using in it? Cheers Steve
I'm using 3 100 watt light globes Steve. Thought I'd try a cheaper approach before deciding whether a heat blanket was necessary. First bend tonight and it worked a treat :)
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First bend!

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Re: Side bender brag

Post by Wayde Christie » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:54 pm

Here are the sides and two pieces of .6mm pear wood veneer all clamped up in a mould.
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Re: Side bender brag

Post by Wayde Christie » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:13 am

Here's a few pics of the completed side. I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out :)

The last two pics are of the side sitting flush in the solera, and of the solid linings that I'll use.
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Re: Side bender brag

Post by Kiwicanfly » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:38 pm

Hi Wayde thanks for the up date I'm looking forward to watching your build progress.
I have a few questions hope you don't mind I have PM you.
Cheers Steve :cl

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Re: Side bender brag

Post by Wayde Christie » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:20 pm

Both sides complete. Using a side bender and laminating the sides is a tonne easier (and better imo) than a pipe. I doubt I'll ever do it another way.
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