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Old August 11th, 2009, 04:16 PM   #1
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Pro Tools 105, getting a rolling tilt stand, and a Harbor Freight air/hydro cylinder. Got started today.













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Old August 11th, 2009, 04:59 PM   #2
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Why make it tilt?
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Old August 11th, 2009, 05:27 PM   #3
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Why make it tilt?
Couple reasons. First, I've been bending conduit with a hand bender (verticle plane), at work for years. It's easier for me to think in those terms. Second, when making multiplane bends sometimes it can be easier to tilt the bender, rather than the tube(from what I've read, still very new to bending).
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Old August 11th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #4
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Looks good.
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Makes sense. So it will work in both planes?
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It'll work anywhere between 0 and 90 degrees.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #7
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Good idea... I usually throw the bender in the hoist when I need to bend something that hits the floor.

A lot of the industrial benders pull vertical though.
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Had some free time today, so I made the bracket for the cylinder. Got the idea for the clamp style, from Offroadfabnet. Made from 3" sch40 and .250" plate.









Still have to make legs, and some other small things.

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Got the cylinder mounted and started bending the legs today. The cylinder works great, seems to handle the .120 wall effortlessly.

I discovered another benefit to verticle bending, was able to make 90's using a level.







Still have to attach legs, and mount the adjustable casters. Maybe tomorrow.
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Legs and casters are on, rolls nice, has brakes, and can be leveled.

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Old August 18th, 2009, 04:16 PM   #12
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turned out nice for sure
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that looks pretty good!!! nice build
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Pics of the cage I built with this bender.















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Nice Challenger, er, Montero Sport!
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It's the little things.


The bender setup worked great, and Bend-Tech SE made it made it all fit like clockwork.
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I was impressed with the stand the cage is absolutely fantastic. Great job all around, and the little things just pushed it over the edge.
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Nice Challenger, er, Montero Sport!
copy that. i seen that to. looks good
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Thanks guys, stay tuned for a couple tube bumpers this winter. I have 22 feet of tube left, might not be enough for both bumpers, but it'll at least do the front.
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Awesome Fab Work...and great attention to detail with that cage plate..
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