Bending brass rod stands

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Bending brass rod stands

Post by scaddude » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:55 pm

Any suggestions on bending brass rods to hold up my resin kit? Need a couple right angles on a single rod.

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Post by dizzyfugu » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:56 am

An angle gauge (measuring helps, in many cases), and if you need many specimen of the same stuff, build a simple pattern model made from a piece of wood and some nails?
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Post by Kylwell » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:14 pm

If you have to use pliers use smooth jawed or padded ones.
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Post by USSARCADIA » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:33 pm

You might try acrylic rod. I used that on my F-302 :

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It took some practice to get it right, but I held it over an open flame, far away enough not to make it start bubbling, then bent it to what I needed. The tricky part was the second bend, keeping it in the same plane as the first.
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