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Make a Modern Multi-Scale Guitar - Ep 10 HAND Steam Bending the Acoustic-style Sides Tutorial

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Welcome to Crimson Guitars and Ben’s home workshop where he is currently building the modern multi-scale NEBULA 2.0 Guitar. In this episode, Ben finishes making the form to mould the steam-bent sides. This burled wood may be beautiful, but how will it hold up to being bent into shape?

The original Nebula guitar featured here - was so well received that it sold immediately...twice.

In this series, Ben will be building the new and improved Nebula 2.0 as a custom order. Different from the original, this guitar will be a multi-laminate neck, modern fanned fret, semi-hollow, electro-acoustic beauty. This series should be about 10-12(ish) episodes.

0:00 Introduction
1:10 Never lose your centerline
2:12 Building a table saw sled
5:18 Acoustic side bending mold
5:43 Bandsaw troubles
8:06 How easy to change Triton's Spindle sander
9:35 Interlude
9:51 Cleaning up the mold
10:37 Sealing the inside of the mold
11:15 Preparing the side pieces
12:55 How heat and steam bending works
16:18 Ben bends....wood
20:18 Holding sides in place with clamps and masking tape
22: 59 Fixing a crack on a tight bend
27:53 Conclusion
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