wrought iron

where can I find info on building a jig to help me bend the "curlie
cues" consistently so I can build some wrought iron ?
Thanks for any help.
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nohilow
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Buy a cheapie at HF or Internet suppliers. If you are working with 1/8" FB, they will work good. If'n you really want a good one, Hossfeld makes one for about $600. HF models and others are $40-$70. It just depends how much you have to do as to how much you want to spend on tooling.
As for making one, yes, you can. But why? The time and money you invest can be put to work making better money, and you will have a better finished product. You just unwrap it and go.
Steve
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Steve B
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If you can work hot, hand jigs work very nicely--even for lots thicker than 1/8". Taper the end (or do something fancier) and it won't look like a cheap, machine made scroll.
Steve
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Steve Smith
snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com:
Jeeze...I wish I could build "wrought iron" with my scroller..;0)
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granpaw
On craigslist around here people consistently advertise that they have or want objects of "rod" iron. Yesterday a guy advertised that he had some leftover "sawd" to give away. About 500 square feet of sawd.
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daniel peterman
I bet the guys working with "rod" iron could use the "a settling torch" listed in our local paper a while back.
"Naughty pine" is always a favorite, too......
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Rick
Wrought iron is a material, and not a technique, for the same reason that masterful craftsmanship is a quality, and not a series of sounds which is useful for selling shoddy products at inflated prices. Lexicographers are not blacksmiths, so let the buck stop here.
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MikeMandaville
"Steve B" wrote in news:a0PFg.1912$rT5.222@fed1read01:
make WHO stop Steve..the "buck"? Yeah I get pretty preturbed (sp?) at those importers calling stuff 'wrought iron" and getting big bucks from folks that think it means quality, hand made etc.
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granpaw
I agree. And any metalworker knows this.
I just get tired of the thump thump thump thump of someone beating a dead horse.
It's boring.
Steve
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Steve B
Hey, granpaw. How's it going?
Our language is changing. Things that our fathers said and things that we said 30 years ago don't mean the same thing. Now we use generic names to identify groups of things instead of their exact names.
Which is aggravating for you and I who like to call wrought iron wrought iron. I have seen many ads for "rod iron" and "rot iron". I guess there are a few smiths and shops that still will do "wrought iron" the old way, but now, with the new stuff and the Chinese invasion, we just look old when we correct the young whippersnappers, and they give you that blank stare where you can see through their pupils and out the back of their heads.
I learned English from a perfectionistic teacher. Mine is not as good as he would have expected, but light years ahead of the current chatroomese English used. But when people write in chatroomese:
i still get the message and i understand what the person is trying 2 say.
Not everyone had a good teacher or went to a good school, or had an opportunity for a good education. One just uses what God gave him and does his best.
And when two people who actually know what they're talking about stand in a shop and converse, I think they convey their thoughts very well.
Steve
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Steve B
"Steve B" wrote in news:%y1Gg.1954$rT5.895@fed1read01:
Agree 100% there Steve.
Going good now that I'm out of that 7 weeks of 100+ weather. Course that only means thaat now I have the cold to look forward too and too late to get a lot done here. Good to be back though.
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granpaw
"granpaw" wrote
Summer is almost over here in Las Vegas. I did get to spend five weeks up at the cabin doing work in the cool air. Glad to see you back. I will be contacting you soon re: some new stuff.
Steve
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Steve B
Steve, I notice that you have not specified which particular "dead horse" you are referring to, and it certainly is crystal clear to me personally that the reason you have not been specific is because it would be quite impossible for you to do so, since you quite obviously have no idea what the fuck you are talking about. Furthermore, your little essay on the English language is incoherent in the most fundamental way. I counted four instances of the word "thing" in the first paragraph, which contains only three sentences to begin with. Which particular "things" in this universe you might have been referring to is certainly anyone's guess, but I myself feel no obligation whatsoever to imagine some particular "dead horse" for you, or to contribute meanings to your "things". There is nothing which is more ludicrous than the incoherent attempting to correct the literate.
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MikeMandaville
"Robert Swinney" wrote in news:IJOdnUKDwdi2mHfZnZ2dnUVZ snipped-for-privacy@comcast.com:

Uh..not to jump into an argument or put anyone down, I believe the original poster (quoted below) was obviously not a member of the group you mention methinks..;0)
Which is why I quipped in with the last statement that started this mess. Cheers granpaw
snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com:
Then granpaw said... > Jeeze...I wish I could build "wrought iron" with my scroller..;0)
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granpaw

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