Acoustic Instrument Side Bender

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Project by johnstoneb posted 02-02-2018 03:57 AM 1238 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am trying to make a ukulele and needed a side bender. The form is removable so I can bend different instrument sides. This is what I came up with and also knocked out 50 spool clamps. Just need heat blanket and the bender will be a go. It is made out of Baltic birch ply.

google fox side bender and you will get an idea of how this is used

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-02-2018 04:10 AM

You have awesome talent with the instruments. Wish I could spend some time watching your process.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-02-2018 05:42 AM

Bruce are you using 1/8” Baltic Birch plywood? I want to see your finished ukulele!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 02-02-2018 07:26 AM

Please tell me more. It seems I have seen something like this before but I’m not sure and curious how it works.


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#4 posted 02-02-2018 09:54 AM

Yes I’d also like to see how you work it please..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 02-02-2018 03:55 PM

This should be a valuable pieced for your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 02-02-2018 04:20 PM

Real cool

-- Bud Baker

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#7 posted 02-04-2018 10:35 PM

Very interesting. New one to me but as a piano rebuilder I understand how it works. Thanks!

-- Jack, Delta B.C.

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