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1Gary 03-22-2013 06:01 AM

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.

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Yes those are couture gauges.

I tried a test pc inside the larger pipe.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

timothale 03-22-2013 08:04 AM

bowling ball ?
 
I have bowling ball and a smaller ball from a carnival game, I hollowed out wood smaller radius cavities by building an over arm jig for my table saw , a center point screw then raising the blade , hollow it out, drop the blade rotate the block. raise etc etc , using a 10 in blade and 7 in blade, A chain saw tooth carving blade for a 4 `1/2 grinder is fast for larger curves.

Silverback 03-23-2013 08:43 PM

U know. I read your post and looked at the pics at least 3x and honestly I can't tell what your doing or trying to show us.


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