Today the UBS truck brought my new heat source for the Hot Pipe, a commercial 150 watt soldering iron . Here it is,
The old soldering iron was rated at 110 watts, I am hoping this one will provide more heat.
Formerly 260 degrees was all I could get this pipe to. Today it went up to 340, hooray !!
The bindings bent easily and will go in tomorrow.
The maple sides bent beautifully and they are usually difficult. Love the higher heat. I will leave them in the mold for another day to dry and set.