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Author Topic: Straightening a Logrite  (Read 2036 times)

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Re: Straightening a Logrite
« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2021, 01:59:44 PM »
An old, very handy old man once showed me something that has worked very well for me whenever I need to bend anything, particularly anything hollow/tubular. If you can slip a spring over it at the bend spot, it is far less likely to kink. The tighter the spring the better. That Logrite is a little on the large dia. size but something like a garage door or motorcycle suspension spring would work. This does work surprisingly well in many applications.
Packing the inside with sand will work to.
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Re: Straightening a Logrite
« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2021, 09:29:22 PM »
Traditionally, brass instrument tubing and bells (like trumpets and tubas) are filled with pitch and allowed to cool. Then they are bent around a form. The pitch is then melted back out. This allows for a perfect bend with no deformation in the material.

The new-school way is to fill the tubing with a soapy water solution then freeze it. After the bend, the parts are just hung over a tub to collect the defrosting water.
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