Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Alternate bending method

Tried another method. Plywood piece placed in a barrel of Water for ten minutes. Then warmed the curve with a heat gun while slowly bending. Worked fine too!  Heat gun set to 170 C°.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Steam box

I wanted to know if it's possible to bend plywood so I put together an improvised steambox. And yes, It works! I was afraid the steam would disolve the glue in the plywood but it looks like it didn't. Now I can build acoustic lap-steels without corners.

Acoustic lap-steel

This is my latest build. Cheap plywood but it sounds fine. My next one will not have corners though.