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Old 06-12-2009, 11:50 PM
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Still working on making the radius cutter and been side tracked with some other projects. Hoping to get back to this early next week.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:09 AM
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New radius cutter is done.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:12 AM
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Started cutting and it worked quite well. Knocked the edge off the cutter and it started to chatter so I called it a night.
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:56 AM
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Bend die is done in the lathe, time to take it to my buddies CNC mill
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Well, I am a machinist. I DO have a shop full of lathes, bridgeports, and precision CNC equipment. We work with tolerances in the tenths(.0001 inch)......and it never ceases to amaze me what you guys can do

That is a nice piece of work. The ingenuity of that radius guide is pretty cool!

I have spent hours in the shop making stuff that I knew I could buy....but I did it anyway. Part to save money but mostly just because I could...

What material is needed for the die to wear well? Just CRS or is an alloy required?

Good work!

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Old 08-10-2009, 01:47 PM
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Well, I am a machinist. I DO have a shop full of lathes, bridgeports, and precision CNC equipment. We work with tolerances in the tenths(.0001 inch)......and it never ceases to amaze me what you guys can do

That is a nice piece of work. The ingenuity of that radius guide is pretty cool!

I have spent hours in the shop making stuff that I knew I could buy....but I did it anyway. Part to save money but mostly just because I could...

What material is needed for the die to wear well? Just CRS or is an alloy required?

Good work!
Thanks

I belive this piece was 4340 but it does not need to be, there is really no wear on this die. the wiper die will be silicon bronze. These dies also get covered with a water based bending lube when in operation.
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Old 05-23-2010, 01:48 AM
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Great work. Show us some more. I'd love to see how your dies have progressed and how they fit into your bender. Maybe you can even show us how well they bend.

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