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  • Quick Square Bar Bender

    First find two pipes or round bars that are the same diameter.
    Firmly hold them in a vise.

    Ji
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    Grip it and Rip it

  • #2
    Place the square bar between the two cylinders in a direction you wish to push.

    Ji
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    • #3
      With this 5mm square aluminium bar place your hands close to the forming tube and push the bar around it to form the curve you require.

      Ji
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      • #4
        And in just a few minutes using only a vise and some scrap pipe you have a 180 deg bent bar.

        Ji
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        • #5
          your bender

          I like it. Simple, effective, and adjustable! And not expensive either! I like it.
          Professional firefighter (retired). Amateur everything else I try to do...
          Oh yeah: GO BIG RED!

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          • #6
            Hi Strube,
            I am pleased you like it.

            Ji
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            • #7
              Where do you add the hydraulic oil?
              All kidding aside, this reminds me of a poorboy brake I used on one job. Two pieces of 2" flat stock a little longer than my workpiece was wide. Clamp said workpiece between them with lots of c-clamps. Start bend along edge of flat stock with a hand seamer and finish with a hammer. I earned my money on that job!
              Sometimes there's no second chances.

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              • #8
                Hi Davinici,
                I am with you mate.
                This system is not going to fold half inch steel nor does one have to spend 40hours on the mill and lathe to make it.
                Remember most of these jobs were done by hand with simple tools only twenty years ago.
                If there is some one out there that wants to get into scroll work but does not have the cash to buy a bender or know how to do it this is a cheap and very interesting place to start.

                The two tubes cost about $5.00 and the alloy square cost about $2.00 coupled with a vise and you can start scrolling.
                Give it a go if you don't like it it has not cost much to try it if you do like it your passion will dictate your path.

                Ji
                Grip it and Rip it

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                • #9
                  Get a couple pieces of different sized pipe and weld them to a piece of angle iron with a Stop- like your 2nd piece of Pipe- and you have a set of bending jigs.

                  Drop the Angle in the vise.
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                  Ed Conley
                  http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
                  MM252
                  MM211
                  Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
                  TA185
                  Miller 125c Plasma 120v
                  O/A set
                  SO 2020 Bender
                  You can call me Bacchus

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                  • #10
                    Hi Broc,
                    Good one mate.
                    I guess you have to make different ones for different diameters of bend.

                    Ji
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                    • #11
                      Ji,

                      yeah- whatever is needed- in the pic you can see the end is a tighter scroll/bend so I used a jig like yours- 'ceptin I welded 2 small pieces of Pipe on to a piece of angle and worked the scroll shape in it.

                      Needed a gradual bend so I experimented with the 4" Pipe.

                      The Mrs. made this little Firepit and the scrolled feet were bent this way.

                      Ed Conley
                      http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
                      MM252
                      MM211
                      Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
                      TA185
                      Miller 125c Plasma 120v
                      O/A set
                      SO 2020 Bender
                      You can call me Bacchus

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                      • #12
                        Great work Ed.
                        I just love scroll work and I am amazed at how few people do it.
                        It can be so simple.

                        Ji
                        Grip it and Rip it

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jigantor View Post
                          Great work Ed.
                          I just love scroll work and I am amazed at how few people do it.
                          It can be so simple.

                          Ji
                          The Mrs. made it
                          Ed Conley
                          http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
                          MM252
                          MM211
                          Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
                          TA185
                          Miller 125c Plasma 120v
                          O/A set
                          SO 2020 Bender
                          You can call me Bacchus

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                          • #14
                            Well we want to read her posts as well as yours.
                            Great work just the same.

                            Ji
                            Grip it and Rip it

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                            • #15
                              I use the same idea as Broc - but I have the stop on one piece of angle, and then 1", 2", 3" .... pipes on their own angles. I pick the right size pipe, place it in the vise with the stop piece, angles back to back, and adjust the stop gap between for the material I'm bending. Universal bending system from a few feet of angle and some pipe offcuts.

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