Device for bending stripsFor our amateur friends that are into instrument making and ask me how to bend the body strips, I have a simple but effective solution: a D.I.Y. device. Simple but possibly dangerous, if safety precautions are not taken. Under no circumstances must the joints with the electrical resistance come into contact with the tail pipe metal. I have uploaded a few photos and I will be as meticulous as possible, as we must never mess around or experiment with electricity if we do not consult an expert.
The materials you will need are simple and quite inexpensive.
Starting from the main body, you will need an old tail pipe. First you cut it at the top and then you drill two holes at its base, with a diameter that allows the edges of the special clay pottery insulation you will use to pass through them. On these edges you adjust the inner cone of a heat dish (it costs about 5 euros). While connecting it, you have to make sure that the electric current does not come in contact with the tail pipe metal. You then connect it with an electric cord that is temperature resistant and cover it with an aluminum pot to prevent even the slightest possibility of getting the vise into contact with the electric current. No matter how easy it may seem, I would suggest you consult an electrician beforehand or have the tail pipe with you when you buy the cone of the heat dish, so that they can adjust it for you.
In case you do not find the aluminum pot that will cover the cord, there is another solution: you can buy a heater (like the one you see in the photo) that costs about 15 € and remove all the parts you need to put in the tail pipe. I may have been a bit tiring with my theories but under no circumstances would I want something to go wrong and cause an accident to any of those who will decide to follow my suggestions.