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Bender done!

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:37 pm
by Doug Polk
I have finished the bender mentioned in my other post (see pic below). I got very lucky with this. I used a 4" piece of pipe that I squished down to an oval of about 3-1/2". There is still so much air traveling through the pipe that I can use it with the igniter pluged directly into the wall and get almost a perfect temp. Beside the bender is a set of ribs for a Chanot style (cornerless) violin that I bent today. Was quick and fairly easy.

Thanks for everyone's advice!

Re: Bender done!

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:14 pm
by Charlie Schultz
Nice Doug! I like the "bench" too <g>.

Re: Bender done!

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:30 am
by Doug Polk
Yea, heh, that old TV has been sitting in my garage since "Leave it to Beaver" originally went off the air! I'm one of those 'use it if you got' it type of guys!

Re: Bender done!

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:02 am
by Steve Senseney
Looks good!

I placed a thin piece of metal over the opening on my bender to help keep it a little warmer.

Re: Bender done!

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:10 am
by Louie Atienza
When I was a kid, we had one of those old console TV's with the tambour doors. When SONY came out with their flat screen Trinitron tube, my father took the guts out of that old TV, and put shelves inside for the VCR and video tapes, and we set the new TV on top!

My father was a pretty imanigative guy, always tinkering with electronics and mechanical stuff, and a great artist to boot! We also had a console stereo, with the turntable, radio and 8-track. My father added crossovers and tweeters for both channels, and installed Christmas lights on the wires to the speakers. When we had parties, we'd dim the lights, put an LP on, and watch as different colored lights danced around to the music!