Finally back with some pics uploaded to my server. Still having the same problem with my domain so for now I am updating this from a friends place.
Currently I have the top and back plate finished and will move on to the side bending. There are two basic ways to bend the sides: 1. A bending iron, which can be an electrical device or a simple pipe with a flame heating it. 2. The second is the widely popular Fox Bending jig invented by Charles Fox in the mid 70′s. For mine I made a Fox bending jig.
A simple cradle with the body cut from the template.
Check the fit.
The sides of the jig with a routed slot for the press to slide up and down.
Check the match.
I want the routed slot to match up to the bend.
Screw the sides on.
Make a caul to fit the mold.
Fit the caul in place, screw it altogether with the press hardware.
A finished Fox bending side jig.