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So, have you had any luck yet? I'm curious how you come out before I start bending a set!

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Well I ordered some more from Bob but we got our wires crossed somewhere and he sent non-curly so till I get some curly in I don't know.


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Michael... you may want to try not using Super soft on a couple.

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[QUOTE=Bob Long] Michael... you may want to try not using Super soft on a couple.

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Almost every piece had been treated with SSII. I really did not have issues getting them bent. The issue I had was they were too fragile to work with,

As I said BobC sent me some straight grain Claro and I used a piece as a backer for bending my side purfling. As expected it bent like butter at 260f on a tight cutaway bone dry and not brittle at all.

I should have some new Curly Claro in this weekend. I expect that things will go better


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Michael, Just to clarify... what I said in my post was suggesting you NOT use SS on a couple of pieces. Just to make certain the SS isn't braking down the suppleness of the walnut after the SS drys. I have had good luck with SS, and I know you've also had good luck, but I haven't used it on anything with such a small cross section as binding. The other reason to NOT use SS is that walnut bends easily without it. Even the curly stuff...


I hope you get the walnut bindings to work, I'm a big fan of walnut.

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[QUOTE=MichaelP] [QUOTE=Bob Long] Michael... you may want to try not using Super soft on a couple.

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Almost every piece had been treated with SSII. I really did not have issues getting them bent. The issue I had was they were too fragile to work with,

As I said BobC sent me some straight grain Claro and I used a piece as a backer for bending my side purfling. As expected it bent like butter at 260f on a tight cutaway bone dry and not brittle at all.

I should have some new Curly Claro in this weekend. I expect that things will go better[/QUOTE]

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I saw the miss read . The SSII I doubt was the isse as it plasisizes the fiber, and I have never had it make anywood brittle. but when the next batch gets here I will try first dry and untreated.


I am pretty sure the issue was runout with maybe a tad of over cooking


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