It started well when I bent the Bubinga sides for Connies tenor, but then I tackled the East indian Rosewood that is destined for Australia- disaster!
This wood just did'nt want to bend. I have not had trouble with East Indian Rosewood before. Maybe just a tough piece of wood. The solution?--start over.
Even though the back has been completed, as seen above, I want to make both back and sides from the same piece of wood. So here is the next set to build with.
After running it through my planer, this is what back and sides will look like. Pretty wood, Lets hope it bends better. Next step is thinning the sides down in the thickness sander and making a new back. Breaking a side while bending is alway a pain, but seems to be part of the craft- Some days are better than others.