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Old 06-02-2010, 01:32 AM
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Default Ever think about making your own frame?

Seems that bending pipe isn't as difficult as it seems nor does it require expensive pipe bending equipment.

I found this web page by a clever guy who explains how to bend pipe with simple shop tools.
There are even charts of jig radii for desired outside radii.

He also has a calculator for drawing large ellipses (might be hard to find a protractor big enough for a bending jig).

And another page where you can calculate, download and print cutting patterns for mitering the tube ends before welding.
- What if the Hokey Pokey's REALLY what it's all about! -

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