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Old 04-17-2018, 10:22 AM
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The spiral is for compound bends or scrolls, I think. For bending scrolls up to 18" wide, I have the instructions saved, because the only way I know other than your spiral is to create a spiral with bolts on a large plate, and use the math to calculate it out.
I'm still trying to wrap my head around needing a spiral layout for making scrolls.... If you have those instructions, I'd love to see them?
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Old 04-17-2018, 12:31 PM
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Diacro benders are probably the most versatile bending tool you're going to find. We have a No. 3 which has served us well for years. They publish a manual titled "The Art Of Bending" which has a lot of very useful info. It's specific to their machines but in a lot of cases the "principles" of bending will be the same whatever you're bending with. Worth a look, for sure. Here's a link...

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And instead of drill bits why not use dowel pins instead? They're made of alloy steel, heat-treated and ground .0002" oversize--should be just about a perfect fit in a 1/2" drilled hole. KBC has 1/2" x 2" priced at $1.88 CDN so they're a lot cheaper than drill bits and there'd be no putzing around with cutting or anything. If you want longer they make them up to 4" long...
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:22 PM
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Diacro benders are probably the most versatile bending tool you're going to find. We have a No. 3 which has served us well for years. They publish a manual titled "The Art Of Bending" which has a lot of very useful info. It's specific to their machines but in a lot of cases the "principles" of bending will be the same whatever you're bending with. Worth a look, for sure. Here's a link...

Art-Of-Bending

And instead of drill bits why not use dowel pins instead? They're made of alloy steel, heat-treated and ground .0002" oversize--should be just about a perfect fit in a 1/2" drilled hole. KBC has 1/2" x 2" priced at $1.88 CDN so they're a lot cheaper than drill bits and there'd be no putzing around with cutting or anything. If you want longer they make them up to 4" long...
Hadn't thought of dowel pins, thanks for the suggestion... I'll probably go with those instead!
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