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I have been using LMII as my main wood/parts supplier for almost 5 years now. LMII not only provides excellent products, but has been a link for me to gain access to a tremendous amount of expert knowledge and instruction on acoustic guitar building. Thanks for striving so hard to connect the dots for newer luthiers like myself to be able to benefit from the hard earned experience of the pros. I am now starting on my tenth guitar and have sold 6 of them. With each build, I strive to venture to new personal ground and it comforts me to know that LMII is always there and I can depend upon you guys for whatever I need, every step of the way."
BENDING PIPE Although we offer the LMI Bending Machine and the Electric Free-Form Bending Iron to bend sides consistently and accurately to exact shapes, we also offer this12" long aluminum pipe for hand bending sides and bindings in the traditional manner. The pipe is mounted in a vice and heated internally with a propane torch. Although it requires developing skill through use, this method of hand bending over a pipe has been used for centuries and is still used by skilled builders all around the world.
BENDING AID (sold separately) Our stainless steel bending aid makes bending on a pipe/iron a breeze. The hinged handles give you more control and a cooler grip. We still recommend that you use gloves when bending to avoid accidental burns.