Hi folks, To start I must say, I've spent many a Sunday morn., with coffee in hand, pouring through these threads, and have learned alot! This is quite the interesting hobby!

My question this day, is about bending steel. I've picked myself up a small bender, the bench mount type, just for small stuff, and to get the hand of all this.? I just can't seem to get the lenghts right. Example: If I bend a two inch rad., with, say 24" to one side and, a bunch of material to the other side.

How do I measure the placement of the next rad., of the same size, to get another 24", inside or out of this U shape that has appeared. I always seem to be short or long.

I hope I've made this understandable? There has been many a knot in my forehead some days.

I also read here somewhere, there is a formula for the bearing weight of steel, such in the case of railings. (lenght x steel thickness = no sagging?)

Thanks, T.B.

My question this day, is about bending steel. I've picked myself up a small bender, the bench mount type, just for small stuff, and to get the hand of all this.? I just can't seem to get the lenghts right. Example: If I bend a two inch rad., with, say 24" to one side and, a bunch of material to the other side.

How do I measure the placement of the next rad., of the same size, to get another 24", inside or out of this U shape that has appeared. I always seem to be short or long.

I hope I've made this understandable? There has been many a knot in my forehead some days.

I also read here somewhere, there is a formula for the bearing weight of steel, such in the case of railings. (lenght x steel thickness = no sagging?)

Thanks, T.B.

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