I thinned this nice East Indian Rosewood down today, using planer and thickness sander. Took the sides down to .080 or a hair less. The new back was left thicker while I glue the two pieces together, then I will thin it.
After trimming the sides to final shape I took them to the hot pipe. This wood cooperated and I got a very nice bend that will sit in the mold to dry and set up for a coupLe of days. The new back is glued together and in the clamps. I will cut it to shape and thin it down tomorrow.
SOME DAYS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS