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Old 02-25-2018, 01:50 PM
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Custom Motorcycle shop's scrap yard. and I think the sheet steel should attach on the outside of the bend. Your thigh hits inside of this shape )



try this https://spiralarts.com/collections/h...and-side-table
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Old 02-25-2018, 01:58 PM
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Sometimes I see random, pre-bent pieces of steel that might work at the scrapyard section of my local metals dealer.

Next on my list would be to check with a metal fabrication business specializing in tube bending. It's likely they would have drops and remnants that fit the bill.

If you have some square tube stock and a saw that will give you good mitered cuts, you could also replicate a curve of sorts, by piecing together a series of angle cut sections to get you in the ballpark.
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Old 02-25-2018, 02:17 PM
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I'm going to be building a bench and wanted to see where people sourced the curved bump-out pipe. I don't need to buy and bend pipe if there's an easy place to source it.

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Find a custom exhaust shop. They can shape anything to what you need
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:06 AM
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Look at an electrical supply house for an EMT or rigid EMT conduit "sweep". That's the trade name for an elbow. The size of the conduit will determine the radius on pre-made pieces or they may be able to offer custom bends.
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For $100 bucks you can buy a hydraulic pipe bender from hazard fraud. That will bend black iron. I wouldn't think emt would be near strong enough and it's galvanized (yuck).

Now that I figured out how to post pics I might as well lol. I have two of these benches no frills but a nice piece of wood makes a difference.
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I bet you know someone with Ye Olde Harbor Freight Pipe Bender. That's what I've always used.

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-ton...der-62539.html

Thank god they stopped painting them orange. You can always find a 20% off coupon online.
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:40 PM
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I bet you know someone with Ye Olde Harbor Freight Pipe Bender. That's what I've always used.

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-ton...der-62539.html

Thank god they stopped painting them orange. You can always find a 20% off coupon online.
That's the one I was referring to. Works like a champ but one thing to know the die sizes are not sae. They will work for something like this but if you really need a clean look that will be the caveat.
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:33 PM
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My bench and the things I love about it..

..The dog leg in the rail - saves my back everyday
..The round stock - doesn't make those terrible screeching noises when you fling an iron down it.
..No rail at the bottom to climb around or smash my ankles into
..Nice long arms - great for making heavy work and heavy bowls especially
..separate tool bench
..No sticky out bits to rip everyone's pants apart

What I don't like

..That I never got to paint it nicely
..That with bigger work I can get pretty warm on my thigh

both easy enough fixes I guess
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Old 03-01-2018, 02:19 PM
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One nice addition is a "holster" for a little paddle or tag right on the leg heat shield. Comes in handy more times than you think.

David...I'm 5' 6". I am using a hydraulic lift table (Northern Tool...not Hazard Fraud, liked that) to hold my marver top. Makes it useful for all heights of workers. Might be really nice in a public setting. Also has locking wheels.
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