Side Bending Strap

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Side Bending Strap

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Side Bending Strap

A flexible .012" stainless spring steel strap for covering a wet or steamed wooden instrument side when using the bending iron.

The strap supports the wood surface opposite the bending iron, traps moisture for easier bending and helps minimize wood split-out. It springs back flat for reuse. 4" x 24" for guitar.

Trade Secret: Sand guitar bodies with our Side Bending Strap.
Attach Stikit sandpaper and the strap becomes a flexible sander. Get dead-flat sides for cleaner binding channels with no humps or irregularities. Plus, less chance of sanding through when it comes time to finishing. Michael Greenfield explains in this video.

Trade Secrets!

Michael Greenfield shows how to sand guitar bodies

Michael Greenfield of Greenfield Guitars explains clearly why it's critical to have properly shaped and sanded guitar bodies before you rout them for binding. Michael shared this great Trade Secret with us during the 2013 Northwoods Seminar last August.

Product Instructions

Bending Sides With a Bending Iron

An introduction to bending wood using a Bending Iron.

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Yup, it's a strap

(Customer's Reviews)

Not much to say about this as a bending strap- it's exactly what was claimed, a bit pricey but we're all used to that. Musical saw afficionados, however, should take note- this thing has FANTASTIC wiggle tone.


Alternate use for Side Bending Strap

(Customer's Reviews)

I actually bought this to use with sticky sided sandpaper. I use it to ensure nice even lines around inside and outside curves of my guitars. Match the curve of the edge of the guitar, then stick on your sandpaper. It works great! The flex is just perfect.


Smooth bend helper

(Customer's Reviews)

Using my heating iron I struggled to get smooth bends. The soft strap made it easier. I used a few metal paperclamps to keep the wood in place and a marker pen for the first side but with a little practice I did not need them. The strap reduced the water spraying needed to make the wood soft

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