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Old October 8th, 2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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first off this is not mine or my idea so i cannot take credit. but looks like it could be done for 50 bucks and some scrap steel


http://www.thefont.info/tube_bender3.htm

a simple cheap bender for the shade tree monkey builder
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Old October 8th, 2009, 10:20 PM   #2
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Why not.
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awesome, gotta try that one

but one question, how do they turn the hub? just by heating the pipe i guess and then putting a pry bar between the studs?
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Click "NEXT PAGE" at the bottom of the page linked and it shows you the handle to turn the hub.
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would it be wise to bend the round tube against that flat surface?
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Once you're happy with it, use a car body bridging filler like David's P40 to fill the groove and then shape it to the profile of the tube using a lightly oiled piece of tube as a spreader to provide support for the tube as it's bent. Give that 24 hours to harden off completely, and you're ready to go.


And David's P40 translates into American as Tiger Hair (I think!).
the writer has that covered, again, on the next page.

though I doubt the fiberglass filler that he's refering to would hold up...
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