I am building another trio of Concert Pinecones. The narrow sides of tiger stripe maple are usually bent three at a time but I broke one and had to cut and bend another. Here it is in the second stage. First I bend the broad curve but the red heat blanket is not long enough to go entirely around the form, thus I re set the blanket, turn over the form and as a second step bend the sharp curve at the top of the uke. That is where the breakage will occur. Once the bend is made I clamp it down and bring the blanket up to heat and then let it cool in the form. Then it will hold it's shape.