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How I Made A Wire Bender For Me
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:32 PM
I make small crankbaits and topwaters and use small diameter wire. I normally use round pliers but decided to make a homemade wire bender just cause I like to make my own tools for the challenge and the fun. I would up the size a bit for larger wire sizes.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:42 AM
Great tutorial, very well written, even I could understand it. You should post it in the 'how to' section, so that people can find this valuable instruction.
Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:45 AM
Congrats and thanks for sharing! Your description and presentation was as good as your idea IMHO. Your use of off the shelf items to make tools, jigs and fixtures is just great!
Thanks for sharing.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:30 AM
That was a good read Ed. I like home made tools. I also loved to see how your head works. I'm reading threw thinking well this is how I would have done it. Wait a minute thats a dang good idea! I think I'm going to use one of those ideas in another project.
Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:03 PM
excellent wok bro...that is one neat looking tool...great job
Edited by darkman, 02 October 2013 - 06:05 PM.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:00 PM
I am going to make one this weekend, instead of buying the $60 tool
Posted 17 October 2013 - 10:11 AM
I have the tool. I know I couldn't match what you did so I am ok with that. However, I wish I COULD have made the tool! Great post, Ed!
Posted 18 October 2013 - 09:12 AM
Better to have a tool or make a tool than being one.
One of these days I might make one to twist wires. I don't find I do this but it might be fun to see what can be created.
If anyone figures out how to make their own version of a wire bending tool post it with a pic. There more than one way to bend wire.
Posted 05 November 2013 - 05:38 AM
Great 'tute' Ed and soooooooo easy to understand--
Thanks for posting, I DO appreciate how much work there is in photographing and putting together one of these.
Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:38 PM
Before I retired as an engineer I sometimes had to train or explain work processes to younger engineers. So I had some experience in trying to put out a set of instructions. Today its easier with computers, small cameras, and pdf creation software to document a process. To put one of these how-to's together just remember to document clearly the steps you do. Be sure to include all steps and don't assume the reader will understand everything. Some people may not have the experience and are trying to learn.
Thanks for everyones appreciation. Some of you like Pete have contributed to TU that helps me so I wanted to do my part to pay it back.