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  1. #1
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    small twister

    I made this small twister a little while ago I was going to make baskets with it but getting the stock I need out here is more trouble than its worth so I just buy them already made so I changed it up a bit to twist scroll's and flat bar
    I got the wheel of a wrecked western star at work












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    Re: small twister

    looks like a handy peice. nice reuse of already available parts. Why is it so hard for you to get stock for projects? too far to the supplier ? I am very used to just bopping into the local welding shop/ steel supplier and getting almost anything i need

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    Re: small twister

    cool project! But ya need one of those old "death knobs" on the wheel...

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    Re: small twister

    Very Cool indeed.... Will have to 'modify' my existing POS.

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    Re: small twister

    wow, that's either a gigantic steering wheel or you're bending very small strips of metal

    i always wondered how those twists are made, now i know.

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    Re: small twister

    Do you have to apply heat to the bar that you are twisting? Or just use a big wheel?
    Nothing is fool-proof, to the substantially talented fool!

    Help me, I can't drink all of this beer myself.

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    Re: small twister

    Great job!!!! Im building a twister for square thats alot like that, I hope it turns out as good as yours!!! Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: small twister

    in pic 4.. the first one showing the modification for flat bar.. it appears that the small scroll at the rotating end would hit the vertical plate.. but i can see where the part holding the flat bar has been extended longer and looks like a little grinding where the vertical is welded to the tube...to permit rotation....correct?
    i am in the process of building one of these too...

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    Re: small twister

    in the 4th pic were you can see the grinding was were the plate was longer I did give it a couple of well placed hits wuth the hammer to make sure the scroll didn't hit I made it in the first place for making twisted baskets but the stock is just to hard to get in my area so i changed it so i could twist scrolls with it it you want any more details eg sizes and what not let me know and I will post them for you

    cheers Neil

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