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    OK, donít laugh too much but here is my first attempt at a lambís tongue. I think I bent the big loop a little too much.

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    Perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by wb4rt View Post
    OK, donít laugh too much but here is my first attempt at a lambís tongue. I think I bent the big loop a little too much.

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    Not bad. It is your preference. They will be bent different on straight rail vs pitched, if you want them to stick out the same amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wb4rt View Post
    OK, don’t laugh too much but here is my first attempt at a lamb’s tongue. I think I bent the big loop a little too much.

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    Burt, first try congrats. I never bent one but soon as I settle on a bender i will give it a shot.

    By the way. May I ask what model bender you used and the die size you settle on?

    Appears from your profile me and you are about in the same boat.....lots candles on the cake
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    Hey Geezer,

    Yep a few candles on the cake but my only able-bodied friend is 82 and I’m a bit younger than him. Almost everyone my age has a bad back or heart or something so I have to call Bob when I need a hand.

    Per Phil’s post #25, I used a 1 1/4” with a 1 1/2” die for the small loop on the end. I used a 2 1/2” for the larger loop. My 1” die is missing or I would have used it with the 1 1/4”. I think it would look a little better.
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    Thanks Burt, may I ask:

    what type bender you have?

    assume you are bending 1 15/16" cap?? I imagine the 1 3/4" would bend easy also assuming large enough throat on the bender.

    thanks, i sure enjoy this thread. I have several feet of handrail to build
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    post 31 should read 2 1/4" versus 1 3/4". Couldn't get edit feature to cooperate
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    Sorry Geezer, I had that in my first reply but it got erased before I posted it.

    I think it is a Harbor Freight bender. I bought it off Craig’s List 5-6 years ago. They are all pretty much the same I think. HF has it for less than $90 but they may be hard to find. They told me they are supposed to get some in August. You should try Northern Tools also. They seem to be better stocked.

    I’m using 1 5/8” cap I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wb4rt View Post
    Sorry Geezer, I had that in my first reply but it got erased before I posted it.

    I think it is a Harbor Freight bender. I bought it off Craig’s List 5-6 years ago. They are all pretty much the same I think. HF has it for less than $90 but they may be hard to find. They told me they are supposed to get some in August. You should try Northern Tools also. They seem to be better stocked.

    I’m using 1 5/8” cap I think.
    Thanks Burt, appears those HF benders are fitting many uses. My local store sold out, but they said inventory is on its way.

    I feel like I am back in welding school. Just prior to retiring I signed up for courses at a local JC.....attended at night. Then after retirement went during the day. They basically ran us through most of the common welding disciplines, Stick, MIG (solid and gas shield), TIG all at most positions. Welded with a buzz box for years prior to that, but felt like my out of position welding really lack some skill....and it did. So I am a hobby guy that does allot of free work. Now building handrails around this old house and the club house.

    Dunno why I gave you that bio, senior moment I guess........will keep eyes peeled on benders, thanks a ton.
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    Geezer.

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    Re: Fab School

    Every now and then my boss would make a wild-looking lambs tongue kind of like the image I included. But to be honest, it looked like something that would catch a jacket pocket or pocketbook strap, so I tended to avoid making them that pronounced.

    Just once he put a kink in the lamb's tongue it looked a little too lifelike and creepy to me. But definitely realistic.

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    Awesome I learned a lot thanks

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    I have ask about Fabrication
    Take a good drafting class.
    It show how too and the rule of thumb. It also helps in shop for layout the parts is can be lot of drafting on parts.

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    Here is my latest handrails with lamb’s tongues I bent per Phil’s instructions. I got metal delivered last Friday and installed today (1 week later). My powder coater rushed them for me.

    I thought they turned out well and Customer was very happy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wb4rt View Post
    Here is my latest handrails with lamb’s tongues I bent per Phil’s instructions. I got metal delivered last Friday and installed today (1 week later). My powder coater rushed them for me.

    I thought they turned out well and Customer was very happy.


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    Well Burt you are on a roll. I bet the customer liked the lambs tongue, makes a job look complete with nice lines. I assume you welded the landing cap to the stair cap?? Looks like a fer piece past 8ft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    Well Burt you are on a roll. I bet the customer liked the lambs tongue, makes a job look complete with nice lines. I assume you welded the landing cap to the stair cap?? Looks like a fer piece past 8ft.
    Actually the cap is one piece - about 11’ total. Saved trying to blend the cap which takes time and I never do well enough to not show.
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