Has anyone built a bender along the lines of the one described in the book,
" How to make a metal-bending machine". R.D. Mann.
Design seems heavy enough, 1/2"x 3" flat bar with 1" pins. Doesn't show much in the way of dies or accessories but I feel most of those shown in Craft Print 272
(Heavy-Duty Metal Bender) could be utilized if made of heavier material.
Google: Heavy-Duty Hosfield Type Metal Bender Plans
(Plans are available on Ebay)