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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:06 am 
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I have been gathering materials and equipment to bend my first sides. I have my mahogany thinned and ready to go. As I was reviewing the YouTube video on bending ukulele sides I realized I don’t have my springs steal. Is this something I can get it Home Depot or locally? Looks like StewMac has some but it’s $25 for 24"x4" piece. Seems a little pricy

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:57 pm 
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You can use aluminum flashing instead of the spring steel. I've used it for bending about ten sets of guitar sides so far. One of these days I'll get some steel slats from John Hall.



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:16 pm 
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CarlD wrote:
You can use aluminum flashing instead of the spring steel. I've used it for bending about ten sets of guitar sides so far. One of these days I'll get some steel slats from John Hall.



Something like this

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Amerimax-Ho ... /100071450


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:36 pm 
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Yeah, but get a narrower roll, 6" to 10".



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:33 pm 
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I'm in the same boat with CarlD. I got some 6" aluminum flashing from the local hardware store to get started. I never got around to ordering "proper" slats. I'm sure they would be better, but I'm getting by okay without them.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:41 pm 
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Bryan Bear wrote:
I'm in the same boat with CarlD. I got some 6" aluminum flashing from the local hardware store to get started. I never got around to ordering "proper" slats. I'm sure they would be better, but I'm getting by okay without them.


Me too.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:40 am 
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This is what I use: https://www.amazon.com/010-Thick-Stainless-Steel-Stock/dp/B006D1JQT6/ref=sr_1_4?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1548347276&sr=1-4&refinements=p_4%3AShop+Aid%2Cp_n_feature_seven_browse-bin%3A5485702011 . But wow, prices have more than tripled in ten years. This stuff is stiff, and doesn't deform or deflect. It should last me forever beehive .


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:47 am 
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Bob Shanklin wrote:
This is what I use: https://www.amazon.com/010-Thick-Stainless-Steel-Stock/dp/B006D1JQT6/ref=sr_1_4?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1548347276&sr=1-4&refinements=p_4%3AShop+Aid%2Cp_n_feature_seven_browse-bin%3A5485702011 . But wow, prices have more than tripled in ten years. This stuff is stiff, and doesn't deform or deflect. It should last me forever beehive .


At 50" length per roll you would need to get two rolls and cut them down to get two slats?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:21 pm 
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Yea, you need a pair of them Bryan. They were under 10 bucks when I got mine.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:13 pm 
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Bob Shanklin wrote:
Yea, you need a pair of them Bryan. They were under 10 bucks when I got mine.

Bob


I didn’t mean to use a question mark. I just wanted to point that out to anyone who was going to order them so they didn’t have to order twice.

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