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Old 05-01-2007, 09:51 PM
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Square tube bending die - part 2

In this thread Making dies and rollers to bend square tubing I showed how I made a die and rollers for putting long sweeping bends in 1x1 square tubing with a Harbor Freight pipe bender. I've now fabricated a die to make very tight bends - at least 90 degrees with a radius of 3".

The full description of the fabrication is in my Cboy-Two journal here http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...81&action=view

Here are some quick pics of how it was built. I sliced off a piece of steel well casing pipe to act as the primary "curve" of the bend. I then welded 1x2 and 1x1 tubing along both sides of the curve for support and topped the curve off with a piece of 3/8" steel rod to "indent" the inside radius of whatever material is being bent.

The last shot is of the very first bend to come out of the die. That's 1/16" wall 1x1 tubing being bent and it's bent a few degrees beyond 90. I think I could go even further if need be...but 90's are pretty much all I need for the work I'm doing.

Actually, I'm a little surprised this thing worked as well as it did. It's really an ugly brute but I'm sure some of you could make a few modification to the design and come up with something much more professional looking.










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Old 05-02-2007, 06:38 AM
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Very nice - might have used square tubing rather then round when I reinforced my Brookville had this been posted a couple of years ago. As far as looks, "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder" or some sort of drivel like that. It works and that's what counts.

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I had been following this in cboy's project journal. This guy never fails to amaze me. I thought the bending jig and the use of a come-a-long for the rat was ingenious - now this! Thank you cboy - you the man.
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:25 AM
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Well, thanks. But you'll get the REAL story from my wife. Her favorite line is, "Don't encourage him. He's just too cheap to go out and buy the good stuff."
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Well, thanks. But you'll get the REAL story from my wife. Her favorite line is, "Don't encourage him. He's just too cheap to go out and buy the good stuff."
I can afford the "good" tools as well - but it sure isn't as much fun. 'Splain to your better half that it isn't cheap, but that you are using scarce natural resources to their best advantage in the "waste not, want..... " or whatever.

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When money has no value, that talent to be a builder will be priceless.

( I'm hoping we won't come to that, but you never know)

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