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Bending a 1/8" lacewood top?


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If you can, get even pressure across the top part of that bend. (and the rest of the top if you can, for that matter) In other words, don't just clamp it from the side of the instrument. Lacewood has that hard "swiss cheese" skeleton with the softer bits in between. Any time you have a "multi-density" wood like Zebrawood or Lacewood you want to be sure the whole surface is tightly clamped, because those different sections can expand and contract differently from eachother over time, even though they are experiencing the same weather conditions.

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The steam iron is the easiest one I know. Thick pieces I soak in near boiling water then put pressure on them to get them flat.

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