So as promised(finally) my version of a radius brake. I made this one a bolt on version(but I didnt drill the holes quite yet). This is what I started with, 7/8" solid w/1/2" threads tapped in both ends. 2 pieces on 1" square, 1" round and later added some 3/4" round all .120 wall. And the piece of 3/16" x 2 1/2" flat strap
I got the stap welded to the solid. my table is 5/8" top plate, so i had to put the strap on so the solid was flush with the top of the table.
Clamped it to my table
Then started putting together the handle. Idrilled 1/2" holes in the 1" tubing 3/4" up. When i bolted them the the solid, I used a washer on each end to give me some gap so its not tight when I take it apart or use it
Then I added some 3/4" braces and a lil truss to the back. It needs these for flex. Without them the top part really moves and you get a crappy un even bend
When I bend something I will need to get a piece to hold what ever Im bendind down. I didnt think about getting a pic of this....I will try to tonight.
But once im done using it I can un bolt it(or in this case un clamp) and throw it in the rack with the other handles.
This one is the smallest and most lite duty one Ive done so far, but maybe it will help some of you guys out
But with these simple homemade tools Im able to do bends like these