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05-26-2010, 09:32 AM
Here is a bottom beading die that I designed and made. This will eliminate the need for multipule lower beading dies. the tool adjust in and out for different bead sizes. It can adjust for different metal thicknesses. They can be replaced with different radius also.I don't have a straight edge on my pullmax yet so please excuse the wavy bead.
That's a really good tool.
I look forwards to the adjustable top tool to match :D
05-26-2010, 09:57 AM
Now that's a great idea!!!! wonder if one could use Ron Naida's holders and use Rick's lower sides? hmmmm this idea may work for flanging????
Rick, Thanks for posting! you made this 20 minutes of bone stimulation and internet surfing worthwhile!!! tt
05-26-2010, 11:46 PM
Rick, that is very impressive. So much so that I don't understand all of it, I think!
I presume that the slots shown above indicate that the "dies" are mounted on top of rectangular or square keys to position them in the holder.
Are the "keys" just rectangular stock or are they a variation on T-Nuts as used on a T-Slotted table?
I'm not sure what the different diameter dies accomplish. Can you explain that?
Other than getting both die halves from a single disk and allowing for narrow, multiple beads, near-by flanges or edges, etc. does cutting the die disk in half accomplish anything beneficial?
Does the true half-circle help form curved beads or is that accomplished solely by the hemispherical upper die?
They look great; I just don't yet understand all of their wonderfullness.
Are these a one-off or are you going to make them for resale?
05-27-2010, 08:49 AM
Peter maybe these pictures will help
the "T" slot is 3/8 wide and I use a 5/16-NF
the "T" nut is machined from 5/8 key stock I could not find a "T" nut the size I needed. the off the self items are to small.
a couple of reason for the 1/2 circle besides what you mensioned
easier to machine
same hieght (When cut in 1/2)
gives more room
the radius match
as far as the different dia I had some material and while I was set up I thought I would JUST make something different:rolleyes: My thinking was the small one would help make a tighter turn. The larger one I thought if I run some heavier material I might need a longer ramp in :confused:
I was thinking about makeing some for sale the hard part is the stem. So many variables:cool:
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