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sinjon

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Metal bending bars
« on: January 05, 2010, 12:30:41 pm »

I was following a pair of metal bending bars on ebay, they went for 29, a bit pricey.
I would like a pair, and have tracked down a manufacturer, same thing but only 18.50 (7'') or 20.50 (13'')
Also a rivet simulator punching machine, basically for model railway people but I know some of us just love rivets
The company is Metalsmith - metalsmith.co.uk

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Re: Metal bending bars
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010, 01:11:17 pm »

Hy Colin
Tried the link but could.nt get anything, I am looking for a decent rivet simulater, can you check trhe address
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Re: Metal bending bars
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010, 01:17:17 pm »

Wiorked for me: http://www.metalsmith.co.uk/

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Re: Metal bending bars
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 01:45:04 pm »

Hi Bosun,
Bobdoc's link worked for me.

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Re: Metal bending bars
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010, 03:54:22 pm »

Hy Guys
Got it now  :-)), many thanks, going back to have a good look around.
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Re: Metal bending bars
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010, 05:37:08 pm »

I made my own bending bars.

Two lengths of 10mm mild steel, loosely connected with a nut and bolt at one end. Mine are about 750mm long but you can make them as long or as short as you like. I know the ones I used many years ago were just one length bent back on themselves with a springy "O" at the end but mine work fine.

Works for me!

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Re: Metal bending bars
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010, 08:15:47 pm »

I used similar to roger for some years, two pieces of 1" X 1"  x 12" of angle iron . I also made a shorter set. put one end in a vice and the other I use a "G"clamp and a bit of wood to do the bending it was great for brass etc, I Finlay put a couple of pins at the ends to make it easy to line the top edges up cheap and cheerful


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