I've been looking through the archives and I was surprised to find absolutely nothing on bending the tips of the wings of a flying bird. I've tried using the wife's hair curler and they came out pretty funky looking. When I asked her to show me how to use it she just took it back and told me not to touch it again. Maybe it's the wrong kind or I just don't know how to use it. Doe's anyone have any tips on bending wing tips or maybe the password to the archives on the subject.
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A heavy duty clothes steamer will work. Steam and bend them set the screen top and bottom then steam again. Leave them screened for 3-4 days. After that time it should be fine.
I just answered that one in detail for another taxi......sending you the file today.......best to ya
you are very helpful.
Van Dykes is producing a tool Danny Owens invented to do this with a pass of this special tool should be out soon.
take a candle and a 3 inchloop head pin..heat the pin then hold the first primary,bend it upwards till the desired bend.run the hot pin along the top of feather shaft,start from feather base to the end .
i usually curve first 5 or 6 primaries just look at ref...