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    Layout jig for round tubing

    Working with round tubing, especially bending it, requires marking a line around the tube so the tangent points of the bend can be seen while setting it up in the bender. This is a marking jig I built quite a while ago for doing that.

    A piece of 2 x 6 and four poly casters from Harbor Freight.
    Once the layout is done I just spin the tube on the casters holding the marker by hand or in a holder I built.

    Not the best photo but here you can see the marked line being used to set the tangent for the bend.

    These are 1" diameter x .083 wall DOM. I am building a couple of "Hot Rod Wagons" and these are the main frame rails for them.

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    Another good idea, but we want to know (see) as you bend the pipes.

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    Sorry my mistakes in english.
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    Great idea, I'll be making one for myself, Thanks. Great username, that's why I couldn't use that name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro View Post
    Great idea, I'll be making one for myself, Thanks. Great username, that's why I couldn't use that name.
    I wonder why
    Sorry my mistakes in english.
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    Clever idea. Much better than V-blocks. Reminds me of bottle cutters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro View Post
    Great idea, I'll be making one for myself, Thanks. Great username, that's why I couldn't use that name.
    Thanks Astro! I have been using "astroracer" for a long time. The reason is this:
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    Astrorace, you are an artist congratulations.
    Sorry my mistakes in english.
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    Thanks Mark! I've added your Round Tubing Layout Jig to our Measuring and Marking category, as well as to your builder page: astroracer's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Great idea! Cheap and simple too.


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