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    Got going with the next part. The adjustable guide that is used to rub against the item you are bending whilst bending it round a pin. They describe it as the eyelet bender.
    So started by cutting it at its prescribed angle of 70Deg. Used the old faithfull abrasive cutter, but with some serious clamping to its bed.
    MY take on well known Bender-guide.jpg

    Then I had to machine a 10mm slot just longer than the pitch of the holes in the main frame. This leads me to why I am posting this pretty insignificant fabrication.
    What is best, for the mill, to mill this slot remembering this is a very small machine and the distance from the spindle bearing to the vice is uge. I am basically on max extension to get the cutter to go past the pot of the vice and the the cutter as far out of the collet as it can go.

    Do I mill with say a 6mm cutter down the one side and up the other or do I use a 10mm cutter and do the slot in one go.

    MY take on well known Bender-guide-2.jpg

    I ended up, as I did it last night, with drilling as much as possible out first and the ran the 10mm cutter taking .2mm cuts every pass. Had to turn the block around to be able to do the full depth

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    Look good to me. There is always more than one way to skin a cat, if it works for you. Go For It.
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    The "Eye Pin Bending Dog" is done.

    MY take on well known Bender-eye-pin-omp.jpg
    Last edited by garage nut; 01-20-2018 at 07:50 AM.

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    Love that slot, very nice.

    Nelson

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    It took hours to make, that is a piece of 30 x 30 solid Bright mild steel, but I am very happy with the result.

    Unless you have battled yourself you will never be able to explain to somebody the inner satisfaction as you remove the last bur and hold that workpiece in your hand and can say "I made that"

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    Can not believe it is almost a year ago I started with this bender.

    At least I know it works. Made my first burglar bars with it already.

    It had no problem bending 12 x 12 square bar with out adding a long handle.

    MY take on well known Bender-painted-1.jpg

    Gave it a quick once over again with a rattle can just for the effect.

    I will make more attachments as I need them, but for now it seems to bend what ever I want to.

    MY take on well known Bender-first-attachments.jpg



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