Anyone ever tried curving a stick with a blowtorch?

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    Makmalkin89 Registered User

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    I am looking at making an absolutly huge curve and was wordering if anyone has ever curved a stick with a blowtorch and if you got good results or not
     
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    I use the stove burners because they cover a wider area and heat the area more evenly but I have used a torch in a pinch. It works o.k. but I get better results from the burners. I get an even curve by placing the blade under a door and then prying up. Put a towel or something under the blade though so you don't damage the floor.
     
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    ok ill try that thanks
     
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    Use a heat gun, not a torch or stove. Don't heat the entire blade because it'll weaken the epoxy and overall strength of the blade. Only heat the section where you're trying to put a knuckle in the curve or the upper part if you're trying to open the toe curve. Bend it either with a vise or under a door. If you heat enough, you can use a pair of heavy duty gloves to shape it.

    Practice on some old sticks or blades first.

    Don't get too ridiculous with the curve or you won't be able to stick handle or backhand.
     
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    make sure you're careful when using it...the blades can go from not hot enough to burnt in very little time! don't use a huge flame either. if you are, make sure you keep moving it around on the blade
     

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