I don't get it. It's a cheapo copper clamp, not rusty steel. All the crap on it is from me getting rid of excess stickout, so it kind of buildsup. Does kind of look like barnacles though. Is there any benefit to upgrading to a better one?
Thanks, I finally got a chance to use it for a project. It bent 1/4"x8" wide nicely.that turned out nice!
2 pieces of 1" cold rolled round barBrian,
What did you use for a bottom die?
what diameter are your vertical rods
any bushings inside the DOM for your sliders?
the design in my head is almost exactly like what you built...including the table and back-gauge.
Looks good! Do you have some more pictures of it and some measurements? Im in the process of building my own tube bend alsohttp://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn25/rigger777/CIMG0018.jpg
Heres my tube bender. It's made of 2x2 tube and 3/4" plate and a hf air ram. It uses jd2 model 3 dies and cost me about $150 plus dies of course!
The base is 2' x 3'. The arms are 3/4" plate with 1" pins. It is 2 1/2" wide between arms, and handles 2" dom. If you want to see or know anything specific let me know.Looks good! Do you have some more pictures of it and some measurements? Im in the process of building my own tube bend also