Hi Glen, may I suggest that you do not try to bend 2" aluminum tubes on your own without proper equipment. Look for a shop equipped and able to do the bending for you and outsource (subcontract) this part of the job. Make sure that you pick a weldable aluminum alloy. Good luck. E.L.
> I'm a new to welding and I'm taking a class from
> the community college (oxy-acetylene and arc). I
> plan on taking the second semester class too (mig
> and tig).
> I'm thinking about a future project for a friend's
> boat. He wants one of those tall racks for pulling
> a wake boarder, speakers, lights etc for his
> Yamaha boat.
> I've looked at others from a distance, but they
> generally appear to be made from aluminum
> I expect to leard how to perform the welding
> from class, but how do I bend 2" aluminum tubing?
> Does anybody have experience with a project like
> Glen Hein