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Old 03-22-2013, 06:01 AM
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Basic backwoods radius benders

The race team's shop that I am part owner of is some 60 miles away from me with the full compliment of metal working tools/machines that we built up over the yrs.Not hard to have spent $1,000's of dollars on that.My own personal shop I have only some limited body hammers while I build up my own tools and equipment for metal fab.

I didn't even have aside from tires any rounds in the shop at all.So what I picked up from the metal salvage place while I do build up my own stuff to have in the shop surely wouldn't hurt me.

Yes those are couture gauges.

I tried a test pc inside the larger pipe.

While pounding down the smaller pipe and rolling the bigger pipe abit I got a pretty nice smooth radius the I.D. of the larger pipe.

I haven't tested this yet because I want to see what I have around in tires and I want to mount it on my portable expandable work table.

That will making it easier to work with at waist height and then I can bolt it in either right side up or upside down.

Got me to thinking after I got back home.Most metal fab guys have a tree stump hollowed out and I could turn either pipe ends into my stump.
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