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Old 02-10-2015, 08:01 PM   #21
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I talked to a duct guy today who thought it was done on a machine that uses a series of rollers to make the smooth roll over.
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Yes, I can believe that. It's called roll forming, where the metal is rolled through a progressive series of dies with each one rolling the edge over a bit more then the last
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How many pieces so you need to make?
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One option is to trace the edge onto a piece of plank, router a radius and work the blank down over the wood with a mallet a bit at a time.

I've done this to make ribs
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That was my next suggestion
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:46 AM   #26
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I am sorry if I high jacked this thread. It does have a very happy ending.
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Here is the magical die. I wonder if Submariner got a similar die made. The fellow who made mine said he did a similar die about two years ago. I too prefer to own my own tooling.
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Great. Do you have a Pexto bead roller
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I own a Harbor Freight roller. My friend Tom @Metal Benders has an electric drive Mittler bead roller.
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Never used a REALLY nice powered one before
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