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Fun with Wood's metal

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Re: Fun with Wood's metal

Postby Squint » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:51 am

pintoshine wrote:I found a nice trick on "How it's Made" when they showed a bit about making brass musical instruments. They filled the pipe with soapy waterand froze it. I have resorted to this several times trying to make a nice bend in hard copper pipe. It really works but you have to be quick about it.
All this to make a nice transition from a turned down lyne arm to a thumper. Too much work.

that's a neat trick with the ball bearings
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Re: Fun with Wood's metal

Postby cunningfellow » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:39 pm

Commercially called Cerrobend.

This page advises using suction to get it into small tubes.

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Re: Fun with Wood's metal

Postby jake_leg » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:20 pm

Welcome back - or were you just lurking all along :lol:

Thanks for the tip. You dark horse you.
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Re: Fun with Wood's metal

Postby SuburbanStiller » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:05 pm

I love How It's Made. That was a good watch. I wish those guys could build me a still..
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Re: Fun with Wood's metal

Postby Kapea » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:34 pm

Do not try and wind the coil. That's impossible.
Instead, only try to realize the truth; there is no coil.
Then you will see that it is not the coil that bends, it is only yourself...

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