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by Alan Sanders
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Sapele bending help
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: Sapele bending help

Thanks all. Tried a hotter temp of about 330-350 and it went well.
by Alan Sanders
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Sapele bending help
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: Sapele bending help

Thanks all. I'll try the hot pipe method. Following up on David's comment, I have read several times that there is great variability in sapele. That may be part of the problem as well. After my first attempt with it, I thought I had gotten ipe by mistake instead of sapele.
by Alan Sanders
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Sapele bending help
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: Sapele bending help

No, it doesn't straighten completely, but it's getting to maybe 75% of where it needs to be. All other species are dead on. Close adaptation to the mold straight out of the bender. The sapele - not so much. I've had great success with rosewood, walnut, etc. with minimal springback. I thought I was l...
by Alan Sanders
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Sapele bending help
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Sapele bending help

I would appreciate any advice. I am attempting to build a guitar using Sapele. I’ve spent countless hours reading and watching videos. The problem that I’m having is spring back. I’ve successfully bent other species in the past but I’m baffled by Sapele. Using a fox style bender with heating blanket...