Standard shape violin bending iron. This is produced from a solid aluminium billet and measures 75mm (3″) x 150mm (6″).
Violin Bending Iron
Back in 2012 when I started to make bending irons, I made two shapes; these were violin and guitar. The violin one was more slender with tighter radii and the guitar one was more “chunky” This is the original basic violin shape and lends itself to violins, violas and other smaller instruments with tighter curves. I don’t offer this shape in the 250mm height as it doesn’t lend itself to the manufacture of larger instruments such as double basses, though it is possible to order this as a custom iron if you order a 3” custom iron.
The iron is machined from a solid billet of 6082 T6 aluminium bar and fitted with two 350watt heaters (making a total power of 700watt) facilitating an even distribution of heat, a quick heat up time and adequate maintenance of temperature in use. There is a choice of 230v or 110v power, both being the same wattage.
Beneath the iron is a piece of insulation which prevents excessive heat penetrating into the mounting box. This mounting box is custom made from 1/8” (3.2mm) thick aluminium which is TIG welded and in turn mounted on a base of 18mm birch ply. There is a choice of a tried and tested analogue thermostat (standard) or a digital thermostat to control the temperature. Power is supplied through a braded flex to resit the effects of heat; this is available in standard length of 1.5metre (standard length) or 2.5 metre (extra length).
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