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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:32 pm 
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Wanted to report back. I bought another dimmer, and everything is working like it should now. Apparently, I fried the first one.
But...I tried running it wide open. The Cumpiano book says if the water "dances" on the pipe, the heat is right, and if it instantly turns to steam it's too hot.
Run wide open, water sprayed on it instantly turns to steam. However, I bent a 1/8" by about 1/2" wide strip of cherry I had laying around, intended for binding years ago. It went really well, no scorching or burning, and in my limited experience Cherry scorches easily. I know a 4" wide side is a lot different, but I think it's good with or without temp control. We shall see.
Thank you to everyone who offered help and advice. It was greatly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:12 pm 
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Well done, I always like a good ending

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:47 pm 
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Are you absolutely certain the on / off function of your switch is not defective? It seems to me that's the first thing that should be ruled out.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:23 pm 
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cphanna wrote:
Are you absolutely certain the on / off function of your switch is not defective? It seems to me that's the first thing that should be ruled out.

I's all good now; I replaced the dimmer switch and it works as intended. I bent my first mahogany practice side today, and it went really well.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:57 pm 
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Wanted to post this here. The bender in action on some practice sides. Forgot I needed to thickness the sides; they were around .110.
I bent the Sapele sides I'm actually using on the build yesterday after thicknessing to around .085-.090, give or take where you measure (hand plane), and they came out almost perfectly matching the mold, and were much easier to bend with no scorching.
I think I'm addicted. bliss

https://youtu.be/PKMMLZr7P0Y

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:27 am 
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Good job!!!

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Thanks, Joe!

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My favorite part of the video is when you talk about side bending keeping you from getting started. That was the same for me. I wasted a lot of time being intimidated by the prospect of bending. Once I made a hot pipe and just went for it, I realized how fun and doable it is. It is one of my favorite parts of the process. Everyone who is thinking about doing this needs to hear that it is not as impossible to learn as it seems.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:15 pm 
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Yep, I agree, and hope someone will see my videos and do just that. Which is why I post them, whether it's hand tool woodworking, guitar building, or straight shaving and honing(my other Youtube channel).
I'm so glad I "just went for it", and sorry I waited so long.

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Mike Baker wrote:
Wanted to post this here. The bender in action on some practice sides.
https://youtu.be/PKMMLZr7P0Y


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