Re: Bending Stainless Tube
How easy is it to bend Stainless Steel tube?
I must admit I found it very easy sitting on balcony of the yacht club overlooking the boat and watching the professionals install our new cockpit canopy.
I will have a go at most things, but like to think I know my limits and am happy to pay for a well designed and very well finished job.
This was all polished finish ranging from 3 inch to one inch tubing and included brackets for bracing the targa and bait station, as well as solar panels on top with a fitted white canopy under them.
The only bending I did using stainless steel included the use of heavy springs inserted into the tube before bending, then spending time getting them out after the the bend was put in, also note I avoid welding whenever possible, and particularly on stainless tubing.
Very few DIY stainless steel tube projects will stand up to a close in spection, and it's difficult not to get close to them on boats.
I wish anyone attempting a good finish the very best of luck.
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