We will demonstrate various types of beading dies, and show how to use them for straight and curved details. Several applications will be shown for the use of Rounding-Over dies. Tipping dies will be used for flanging, and step dies will be used for creating offsets, or 'joggles'. Various uses of a urethane (skateboard) wheel will be shown.
We will demonstrate the benefits of pre-stretching the metal before beading, and show what problems may arise if the metal is not pre-stretched. Layout for complicated patterns will be demonstrated, plus a variety of unusual uses for the beading machine.
Posted by Ron's Rods & Fabrication on Sep 7th 2018
The workshop hosted by Thunfield Customs in Tacoma was a much appreciated, well located and hosted experience..
Ron's demonstration of beading machine basics was very informative.
I left wondering why it took me so long to see how useful these machines are.
I have purchased an entry level unit and am in the process of making a set of dies to put the angled edge on an above the windshield panel for a '36 Chevy pickup
More ideas for other projects are spinning around in my mind also.
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