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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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We Need A Bender (Metal Bender)

And No not that Robot on Futurama either, DOUG...LOL... We need someone that can bend 1" x 3/8" tk bar stock, carbon steel to precise stats. If you haven't read the post about a few of us trying to reproduce a set of Jardine Controls, well thats why we are in desperate need of a Bender. Hit me up if youre able to accomplish this to exact measurements that would be supplied to you by a CAD drawing. A little contribution to youre cause would be in order I am sure one way or another...Sooooo Whatcha Thinking?



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Have you contacted a local Vo-Tech school with a metal shop? They might be able to do it for little or nothing. Just a thought.

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And No not that Robot on Futurama either, DOUG...LOL... We need someone that can bend 1" x 3/8" tk bar stock, carbon steel to precise stats. If you haven't read the post about a few of us trying to reproduce a set of Jardine Controls, well thats why we are in desperate need of a Bender. Hit me up if youre able to accomplish this to exact measurements that would be supplied to you by a CAD drawing. A little contribution to youre cause would be in order I am sure one way or another...Sooooo Whatcha Thinking?



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this pic shows the the type of bends that are needed. it is 3/8" x 1" carbon steel bar.
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this pic shows the the type of bends that are needed. it is 3/8" x 1" carbon steel bar.
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Being a Machinist, I should be of some help on this.
But, being a laid off Machinist, means I can be of little help at this time

Flitecontrols idea, IMO, is worth looking into


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Being a Machinist, I should be of some help on this.
But, being a laid off Machinist, means I can be of little help at this time

Flitecontrols idea, IMO, is worth looking into
sorry to hear your laid off hype. i have a brake press here at work but i dont have access to make several duplicate parts. here is a pic of the brake side which i did not draw yet. the sketch of the chrome piece shown should not be a problem along with the fitting & welding of the black mounting plates to the bent pieces. its just the bends that are a problem right now. i wish we had the machines for you to do it for us.
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sorry to hear your laid off hype. i have a brake press here at work but i dont have access to make several duplicate parts. here is a pic of the brake side which i did not draw yet. the sketch of the chrome piece shown should not be a problem along with the fitting & welding of the black mounting plates to the bent pieces. its just the bends that are a problem right now. i wish we had the machines for you to do it for us.
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here are the pics (i only know how to attach to a quote)
i got cut off.....no more attchment space left. i kinda suck with computers except for cad...lol
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i got cut off.....no more attchment space left. i kinda suck with computers except for cad...lol
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I am back, guys. Let me know where you are on this. I have a buddy who teaches some kind of metal shop at a Vo-Tech kind of deal. He's making my floorboards and lowering brackets. I can see if he can do this.

What exactly do I need to ask him if he has or has access to?
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