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Making Wind Chimes

Jerry

Radial Skybolt Builder: 220.45% completed
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Yeah yeah yeah... I know, use a flat table when bending the rudder. I DID ! It just wasn't a long enough table. Duh !


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Here's a picture of my bending jig. Note how close it is to the end of the table. THAT's a no-no. I thought the 15 or 20" on the table would be reference enough for me to keep the tubing straight. NOT ! For those not in the know... you need to have a sizable amount of table on either side of the jig, say, 60 inches. Once I bent the tubing and moved it along the jig it was hanging off the end of the table. I was so fixated with bending the tubing to match mypattern and keeping it flat on the table.... I just didn't think it ALL the way through. STUPID !


If you're determined to do it like I did, the first time, you'll end up with this. Nice for making left-hand turns with your feet on the floor.


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I always wanted a nice expensive set of wind chimes for the back...
 

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