How To – DIY Hand Bend Wood Ukulele Side Panels

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Another great video tutorial from Robert O’Brien of O’Brien Guitars, this time taking you through the process of bending the side panels of your ukulele by hand, using a heating rod or bending iron.

This is a simple and effective way of producing high-end, ukulele side panels by hand. There is also a brief description of using a traditional heating stove to hand bend the ukulele side panels. The stove itself isn’t complex and a simple control of opening and closing the door to adjust the heat of the wood bending area, gives the luthier excellent accuracy to their work.

Top Tip – Any solid pole or pipe of a suitable material and diameter, with an adjustable heat source, will do as a bending iron for bending ukulele sides by hand.

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