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Here, I show a quick and dirty method to bend aluminum tubing. I am documenting how I built a new bow rail for my sailboat.
Here, I trace the curve that I want on some scrap lumber. This scrap will be used to build the bending jig. I'm just using a couple of old 2x4's. Your...
Just cut out the traced jig. Use a bandsaw if you have one. I don't so, I just used a jigsaw. Cut the jig to be little smaller than the desired curve....
If you do this, then you will almost certainly get a kink in the tubing.
Here, you can see that I take a piece of scrap (from the earlier cut) and attach it to the table to complete the jig. You will want to bend from one ...
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Posted:Jan 8, 2006
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