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Old 08-17-2016, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by GWIZ View Post
If you have to break it up with more than one shop the Idea would be to limit the connections needed and a CNC bender would do that.

With a CNC bender they should be able to make the base in one operation and one weld.
Or left and right halves with two welds.
Same with the back rest.

Once the CNC is programmed it should not take more than two minutes to form a base.

Here is a CNC tube bender in action.

Just searching the web I came across this site (don't know anything about them), If they don't do any welding It looks as if they could make you a kit and you just send it to a welder.

Lets break it down into Time.

CNC bending, setup, Programming = say 5 hours.

I see one that can be troublesome (#6 in the drawing), it depends more on what you want and how much weld will be ok to fill in gaps.
5-8 hrs

Setup for welding and welding can be 4-6 hrs.

I Total about 14 - 19 man hours.

Not in the time line...
Be careful prep and painting can be costly.
I'm trying to find a shop in Canada that has one of these. So far I am unable to :P
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by needsomehelp View Post
At this point I would be happy to work with someone that is capable of doing this properly for a reasonable price, regardless of location.
I've been thinking for the last two days, or more, that you need to just find your way over to Keith's shop & see what you can work out.
He's busy but you've already got his attention.
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:32 PM
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Needsomehelp, if you would, please send the plans and specifications to the email address I sent in the earlier private message. I will look at the design, offer some cost saving suggestions for you to consider and send you a quotation if you are interested (with shipping).
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:08 PM
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Heck, I think I could better outfit my home shop with some new tools to make that at home and still make $ for $10,000. I would be talking to Kieth and JBFab and getting their input and or the prototype made.


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Old 08-17-2016, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by needsomehelp View Post
I'm trying to find a shop in Canada that has one of these. So far I am unable to :P
Try Oxford Machine in Edmonton. There are a few CNC benders in Nisku, but I forgot the names.
Oxford has done bending for me and they can do good work, but the operators view this machine as punishment duty and you may or may not get a good operator.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:35 PM
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