How to Make a Tubing Bender for Free That Makes Hoops for Your Garden

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This video shows how I bent the tubes for my raised beds so that I could cover them with fabric. Hoop benders are not cheap and what do you do with them when you are done with them.

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    AllenInks

    4 months ago

    Instead of screws by themselves, use the screws to attach blocks of wood to your wooden sheet. These blockswill support the screw against bending, transforming the bending moment on the screws into a pure shear force acting at the plane of the sheet and the block, which the screw can easily withstand. To prevent the tubing from slipping up and over the blocks, add a second , slightly larger piece of scrap plywood on top of each block (attached with same screws as the underlying block) to form a lip overlying the face of the block that will bear against the tubing.

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    astral_mage

    5 years ago on Introduction

    u might want to to think abut a windmill 4 power generation or water pumping u have alot open space there.

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    theRIAA

    8 years ago on Introduction

    sweet job. I would have made the bending radius a little smaller so they come out the right size. You always have to bend metal a little past where you actually want it.