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The acrylic tubing work in the Magnus before was pretty terrible. Are you redoing any of the interior runs?

Got my bending kit this afternoon finally.


Sadly not Lowfat......just those front 2 tubes that needed bending,they like the whole straight run thing....

Lovely pic as always.
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[...] Got my bending kit this afternoon finally.
image (Click to show)

Yeah, mine showed up today too. I bought the whole kit even though I didn't really need another heat gun or bending cord.

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

First thing I noticed is the bending cord is only ~15" long. That would sort of handicap you a bit. Glad I grabbed 3' from mcmaster-carr a while back.

I was wondering though, in what instance might someone make use of the 360 degree mandrel?
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[...] Got my bending kit this afternoon finally.
image (Click to show)

Yeah, mine showed up today too. I bought the whole kit even though I didn't really need another heat gun or bending cord.

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

First thing I noticed is the bending cord is only ~15" long. That would sort of handicap you a bit. Glad I grabbed 3' from mcmaster-carr a while back.

I was wondering though, in what instance might someone make use of the 360 degree mandrel?

I've talked with Geno and he said he plans on making a video regarding the 360 mandrel, but I imagine it could help make loop-d-loos.... We'll just have to wait for his video on it. thumb.gif
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[...] Got my bending kit this afternoon finally.
image (Click to show)

Yeah, mine showed up today too. I bought the whole kit even though I didn't really need another heat gun or bending cord.

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

First thing I noticed is the bending cord is only ~15" long. That would sort of handicap you a bit. Glad I grabbed 3' from mcmaster-carr a while back.

I was wondering though, in what instance might someone make use of the 360 degree mandrel?

I've talked with Geno and he said he plans on making a video regarding the 360 mandrel, but I imagine it could help make loop-d-loos.... We'll just have to wait for his video on it. thumb.gif

Im putting mine on a keyring....
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I totally agree,there is no support for gaming cards from Dassault Systemes but I mentioned that already,if you are in a 'mission critical' work environment then go workstation purely for the support

DWG? Solidworks is no good for you then,exporting/importing files is not its strong point.

Yes, in your situation makes total sense.... mine, no way to write off the expense or get a ROI. I can do everything I need to do in AutoCAD and that I can write off.
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My first impressions of the mandrels are not very high. I'm having way more trouble getting a nice smooth bend compared to my roll of tape mandrel. There is is also a lip bring created on the side of the tubing where it sides the edge of the mandrel during the bending process. I've wasted more tubing trying to get a single solid 90 degree bend done with the mandrel than I did on my entire first acrylic loop.
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My first impressions of the mandrels are not very high. I'm having way more trouble getting a nice smooth bend compared to my roll of tape mandrel. There is is also a lip bring created on the side of the tubing where it sides the edge of the mandrel during the bending process. I've wasted more tubing trying to get a single solid 90 degree bend done with the mandrel than I did on my entire first acrylic loop.

yikes........disappointing....


I remember BNEG was saying there is a little different technique with them...I think he said you pull it around the mandrel and don't push it into the mandrel...do not remember 100%
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Finally got my packages. I only have my sisters iphone for a camera. I am broke. Someone asked for the 16mm fittings on a block so I did the best I could and took a couple. I have 4 6' pieces from usplastics for $9 and 160" from ek. This is the 16mm bending kit.







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I've tried about 20 90-degree bends. Unhappy with every single one. Everyone has the grove on the side and almost everyone has a horrible inside bend.
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I've tried about 20 90-degree bends. Unhappy with every single one. Everyone has the grove on the side and almost everyone has a horrible inside bend.

I'm glad I bought the cheaper tubing for practice. 24' for $9 eases my mind on messing up a lot.
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