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#1 posted 01-17-2018 04:39 AM

You don’t need a steam box to bend guitar
sides. I would advise against it actually.
Excessive moisture on wood bent without
a strap weakens lignin bonds and causes
grain blowout on the outside of the bend.

My steam boxes for bending furniture parts
are made of pine. I think plywood would
work but expect delamination with use. The
pine boxes get ugly looking pretty quick too.

For guitar sides I’ve used a bending iron and a
spray bottle.

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