How I make a hoop

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How I make a hoop

Post by Tommy Joe » January 7th, 2012, 1:30 pm

This is the way I form a hoop for the rim of a disco or as I call them plow cookers. It works great and the cost in machinery is very little.
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Post by Gizmo » January 7th, 2012, 2:02 pm

Great idea Tommy Joe - thanks! Are you attempting to make it the same radius or is the hoop shape close enough to get it welded to the disc with a slightly different radius?


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Post by Frank_Cox » January 7th, 2012, 5:02 pm

great post tommy!
Where's that little taco bell dog that always barks while we are on the phone LOL... i see the big dogs, I figgered he would be in the pic too :kewl:


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Re: How I make a hoop

Post by Tommy Joe » January 7th, 2012, 7:43 pm

No I don't try to get the same radius. For one the tank I'm using to shape around is smaller around than the disk. I didn't make this one round enough and had to bend it a little more on the very end. Next time I will just continue on past the starting point. It's easy enough to open or close thr radius as your tacking it on. As for the taco bell dog she does the house better this time of year, she is thin skinned and gets cold fast. And she isn't bashful about litting you know she wants in.



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Re: How I make a hoop

Post by Gizmo » January 7th, 2012, 9:19 pm

Thanks for the info - kinda what I thought but I'm not far from doing the same thing - now I gotta find a chunk of old tank to wrap around... :-??


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Post by k.a.m. » January 19th, 2012, 6:53 am

Tommy Joe, great idea. :kewl: I have several pieces of pipe varying in diameter that are my jigs for such projects. it makes forming expanded metal a breeze. :)



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Re: How I make a hoop

Post by Tommy Joe » January 19th, 2012, 11:02 am

Thanks KAM, this works well but you have to have enough weight to hold the tank still. As you can see I'm built for the job. :-bd



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Post by Frank_Cox » January 20th, 2012, 3:57 pm

I made this a sticky Tommy, Thanks for the post!


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Re: How I make a hoop

Post by Tommy Joe » January 20th, 2012, 4:16 pm

Thank you Frank. didn't expect that. Thanks again



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