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2004/02/04 21:19:54 (permalink)
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bending for the beginner

is a topic i'd like to see. not a lot of info floating about so i'm reqesting some.

bought 5 1000mmx5mm and 1000mmx6mm lengths of some metal or other [steel i think] from b+q yesterday. really enjoyed the bending, though hands were sore. cut it all up into:

had 5meters of each thickness so 1 rod was cut into 10" lenghts, one into 9" lengths and so on till i hadlots of every length between 10" and 5" of both 5mm and 6mm steel.

5mm is quite hard [embarressing] @ 8", 6mm was fcuking rediculous @8".

looks like its going to be a once a week caper for some time for me so any info on safety and traiing programs for bending is much appreciated.
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    Dr Helium
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    RE: bending for the beginner 2004/02/04 22:42:21 (permalink)
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    Robert

    I started a thread off called First attempt at bending...pic

    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=70211

    but didn't get much of a response.

    Did a search on the web and came up with this site.

    http://www.geocities.com/ltgodfrey/home.html

    Plenty of good quality info, but as Jonny5 and this bloke say take it easy to start with. I've only been doing it for a couple of weeks but I'm already addicited.
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    RE: bending for the beginner 2004/02/04 22:51:37 (permalink)
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    its an expensive addiction aint it!! £2-5 a session :(

    cheers for the site link, i remember the thread of yours, you are a strong mofo to do that nail, or have a monster pain tolerance. i had a go in the store [i know, i know, safety first] and it was a non-starter.
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    RE: bending for the beginner 2004/02/05 16:25:05 (permalink)
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    you are a strong mofo to do that nail, or have a monster pain tolerance


    Definatley the second one. My wife has often caught me maxing out on a grip or a bend and she said it's quite a sight, I go dark purple, start foaming at the mouth and I'm usually muttering something unintelligible.

    As for my bending training I only bend 2 pieces a week, a warm up piece (8" x 5mm) and a max-out-ish piece (7" by 5mm) the max-out-ish piece will get shorter each week by a third of an inch until it gets to about 5 and half inches, then I'll move on to 6mm threaded, and so on.
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