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Offline Paul_H

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #80 on: February 04, 2007, 09:06:12 pm »
I think you're right about the heat :)
The radius will be 3-4" if we can get away with it.I may see if John is around the machine shop but he likes to sneak off for warmer climates this time of year. ;)
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #81 on: February 04, 2007, 09:10:14 pm »
I have a pic (more if wanted) of the tubing bender (thinking black iron pipe would not work too well without heating, and then probably not flow right) that I threw together for 3/8" tube. Pic shows a 3/8" wood dowel inserted. The lower handle is moved toward the upper handle, turning the 'wheel' that is grooved for the 3/8" tube (other sizes of 1/2, 5/8, 3/4 shown separate) with a latch holding the tube to the wheel.


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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #82 on: February 04, 2007, 09:16:03 pm »

 BT, ya writ "tube", If that's whatcher bendin, that's great. PIPE is a LOT tougher, especially that small of a radius.

  I like the tool, though.  8) 8)
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #83 on: February 04, 2007, 09:23:32 pm »
Thanks for posting the pic Beenthere.What did you use them for,mostly?
The od of the pipe is 5/8 so I wonder if a hyd press with dies is what is needed?
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #84 on: February 04, 2007, 09:27:34 pm »
Yup, FDH is right. It's a tube bender, not pipe bender.

Paul
Guessing el's and threaded pipe makin the bend won't work?  Needs to be bent to work?
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #85 on: February 04, 2007, 09:33:23 pm »
Paul
I found 180° black pipe elbows, but only go down to ½" pipe, not 3/8". In McMaster-Carr online.

Nothing bent to turn back 180°

Pic of the 180 elbow


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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #86 on: February 05, 2007, 08:35:24 am »

 I was thinkin I seen sumat one time, in 1" size ???  Good post BT.  ;)
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #87 on: February 06, 2007, 04:19:55 pm »
I talked to John at the machine shop yesterday and he told me to bring the pipes by this morning.John has a small farm and runs a great machine shop,very tidy on the outside and it blends in well in the rural neighbourhood.A good cottage industry.
John took the measurements I come up with and started to make up a grooved hub on the lathe @ 4"  for the bend.



I took this picture and then I went home to work on the hearth.John called just before lunch and asked me to head back to the shop and have a look at the first pipe that he bent.
He used heat on the first pipe but then we put a cheater bar on the end of the lever and bent the next one cold and it turned out well!











 
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #88 on: February 06, 2007, 04:45:13 pm »

  That's a right smart of a heavy duty bender.  8) 8) 8)

 
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #89 on: February 06, 2007, 04:57:29 pm »
I'll say.  :) Pretty cool stuff. Probably home made to. ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #90 on: February 06, 2007, 04:58:58 pm »
Very nice work.
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #91 on: February 06, 2007, 06:05:11 pm »
John just threw it together this morning.

I just got called back to work on the road crew a few minutes ago.I start tomorrow morning on a bridge so it looks like this project might become hit and miss because it'll be dark out when i get home.  :)
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« Reply #92 on: February 06, 2007, 06:51:03 pm »

 Why, Shoot, Paul. Just make a Faar  8) 8)
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #93 on: February 06, 2007, 07:44:29 pm »
Where are those headlights when ya need them ??? ;D

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #94 on: February 07, 2007, 07:45:10 am »
.....or toasty warm shop for that matter. ;)

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« Reply #95 on: February 07, 2007, 09:05:58 pm »
I think he forgot to move the shop when he was moving the rest of the buildings. ;)

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« Reply #96 on: February 07, 2007, 09:28:52 pm »
You mean after all the excitement of moving that camp that sea sawed when going down the driveway and just clearing the wires, resulted in no shop? hmm  ::)

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #97 on: February 07, 2007, 10:02:42 pm »
I have a little tiny shop with a bench but the building is so old and dry that I'm afraid to do any grinding in there.It's only about 25' from our house  :)
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #98 on: February 07, 2007, 11:54:22 pm »
Paul,  You better be careful with this project.  If they find out you burn wood to drive they will be sending you all over to work on jobs.  ::) If you complain about the cost of fuel they will just give you a box of trimming and tell you to be there tomorrow. ;) :D :D :D :D

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« Reply #99 on: February 08, 2007, 12:27:56 am »
Thinking he's gonna need one cool looking topper on the truck to help hide as much of this as he can.