wood bending pipe : )

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  1. cleanheadsteve

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    harbor freight heat gun with a piece of plumbing for an extension. put it in your vice, plug it in, and let the fun begin[​IMG]

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    Cool!

    I built a contraption several years ago involving a length of automotive exhaust pipe, worm-gear band clamps and an electric charcoal grill starter.

    No photos exist - but it worked!

    I like yours better.
     
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    That's nice Steve, I used a similar unit for many years using some steel pipe and a heat gun they were throwing out at work( it's still going fine!!!) but I wanted to do some serious bending so I built this contraction........it works a treat and bends with the heat plus the steam in one easy action. Excellent for doing thin timber for sides etc. as well as for other "stuff" I do occasionally.

    Here's a link to the thread https://www.tdpri.com/threads/steam-benda.812706/

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    I love the DIY creative mind! very cool
     
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    I have two hot pipes - one is a 2 incher with a little propane torch

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    and the other is a 3 inch pipe with a charcoal starter

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    I prefer to bend sides on a Fox style blanket bender but these two little guys have bent a lot of binding and other bits
     
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    Mine is very similar.
    Heat gun on a little stand, and underside of heat pipe has a row of small holes to reduce blow-back and stop my heat gun from melting (more).
    Water bottle to keep the wood moist and generating steam.
    Also found hanging some baking paper over the pipe stopped any marking of the wood.

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    great looking amps!!!

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    good ideas there

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    Here is mine parts used
    Steel pipe
    Ceramic bulb fitting mounted on Maple block
    100w bulb
    flame proof cable
    MDF plug covered in aluminum foil
    3 pickguard screws
    The base is made of pallet wood and MDF
    This thing gets hotter than the sun i should really fit a light dimmer to it or something to control the heat
    i just use very thick gloves and lots of water to avoid scorching or trips to A&E
    it bends guitar sides and wood bindings very quickly
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