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Old 01-15-2019, 09:56 PM
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I've been wanting to build a simple hook bending jig for a while now. Up until now, what I've been doing is taking some scrap prices of 1/8" flat plate, welding on a chunk of 1" angle iron underneath to fit in my hardy hole, then welding on a couple pieces of pipe or round stock with the correct gap I need. They work fine, but I have like 10 of these things and I really wish I had an adjustable solution so I can stop having to keep making these stupid jigs. Sometimes I need it for 1/4" stock, sometimes for 1/2", and sometimes... I need a big loop like 1-1/2". But other times I just need like a little 1/2" loop.

Today, I saw this video where a guy took two 6" pieces of 1" angle iron, and welded on some different sizes of round solid bar to them, to use in a vise:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhgXRBHDoHs

It's a nice simple solution to solve the adjustable gap problem, but I would need a few different sizes made... which I was willing to do...

But then I remembered seeing another video where someone used 1/2" drive sockets to change the diameters, so I decided to make both of them with 1/2" round stock. Now I can go as small as 1/2" round, and by adding different diameter 1/2" drive sockets, I'll have a ton of sizes to choose from, and still be able to easily adjust the gap!
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:56 PM
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I also found that a 5/8" square, 14 gauge wall pipe, slides very tightly over the 1/2" round bar. It needs to be tapped on, but comes off by twisting back and forth.

There were two holes drilled in the angle iron already since this was cut from drops, but I did drill two more holes so I could hang them on the wall easily.

I'm excited to fire up the forge and try them out, but didn't have time today.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:58 PM
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That will work mighty fine!!
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I made one similar to that a couple years back. Been handy a few times since.
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I made one similar to that a couple years back. Been handy a few times since.
Nice! I like the big angle iron too, I might have to make one with bigger angle after seeing that. Might be nice to have a big wide base like that.
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Nice! I like the big angle iron too, I might have to make one with bigger angle after seeing that. Might be nice to have a big wide base like that.
The larger angle does help to keep your work flat. I made another similar one attached to a 2" square tube steel that I put in the truck receiver for doing longer stuff.
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