David Afford

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  1. Thanks folks> I’ve been pre occupied with some heath issues but I appreciate all your feedback. I remember using the hot pipe with the propane torch before. Now I am using an electric iron of my own making so It’s probably not hot enough would be my bet. I’ll try it again. HAve to have a pace maker so I will have time while healing out from that I suppose. Thanks
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    I have made one violin in the past ( about twenty tears ago) and am now interested again. I believe I soaked ling pieces in water before bending and I tried that this time but the lining material ( spruce it appears) tends to split? Should I soak the linings in “boiling water” before bending? Or perhaps my bending iron isn’t hot enough? Any help in this would be appreciated.