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From: highflyer <>
Newsgroups: rec.aviation.ultralight,rec.aviation.homebuilt
Subject: Re: Tube bending
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 10:47:26 -0500

Richard Riley wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Sep 1998 21:57:07 -0500, in <6tcnvr$anu$>,
> <> wrote:
> >A conduit bender, $15 at hardware store. Also, fi the bend is going to be
> >more than 45 degrees, fill the tubing with sand. It will not be as likely to
> >kink. Hope this helps.
> I've also had luck filling al tube with ice, and bending it around a 3/4"
> plywood cutout.

Right.  cut the curve in a wooden or plywood block.  Fill the tube
with water, and stick it in the freezer.

Take it out and wrap it around the block.  Let it warm up and the
water run out.  Blow a little air through to help dry the inside,
and you are done.

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