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[aprssig] Forming wire loops

Tyson S. timbercutter at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 7 22:39:51 UTC 2007


Sounds like you are talking about a roll forming machine, you could possibly use a set of slip rolls with wire grooves machined into the bars. Looks like Harbor Freight Tools has one for $129.00

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=36698

Maybe someone has one in your area.

N7ZMR


----- Original Message ----
From: Andrew Rich <vk4tec at people.net.au>
To: "Amsat-Bb at Amsat. Org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Cc: Aprssig <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Friday, December 7, 2007 2:22:03 PM
Subject: [aprssig] Forming wire loops


I am looking for ideas to help form wire loops from wire that is already of larger diamater.
 
I was thinking of making up a base board with some pulley wheels and feed the wire in.
 
As it goes over the pulleys, a gentle pressure is applied and helps bend the wire into a smaller coil.
 
I tried a bucket and failed misserably.
 
Ideas ?
 
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Andrew Rich VK4TEC
vk4tec at people.net.au
http://www.tech-software.net


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