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Old 03-30-21, 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
That's too bad about the follower. I want to make a King Cage style bender that has multiple dies so I can make a rack more easily. There are programs that will tell you how to move a lathe tool to follow a curve like the one needed for a die, but I haven't tried any of them yet.

But thinking about it, King Cages have bends that are a little squished in places.
Yes, I have a large (12"x12"x1") plate of stainless that has a bar across the bottom and I clamp the bar in the vice and it makes a nice work table for brazing small bits. I have holes in it where I mount my fork blade bender and small 1T arbor press. The goal is to make a small Diacro-like bender for racks, curved bridges and other small bits. Once I get the follower figured out, i think it'll work really well.
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