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Making a fitting :: bend allowance and set-backs

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Radial Skybolt Builder: 220.45% completed
Aug 21, 2006
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For those new to all this fitting making, follow the charts that are out there. I've trusted in the written word that told me how much to allow for bends and where to line up for set-back and site lines.

Put all my trust in them... 'cause I've made all my fitting cut and shaped to size before bending any of them. I have this pile of fittings still to bend.

I had the privilege of making the foward gear/flying wire fittings, from flat stock to finish,over the past week and experienced first hand the realities of these charts. If you follow them... you'll have beautiful fittings without having to make them over-sized and then shaping them afterwards. Which, to me, would be a royal pain in the ...


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