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meyer712
01-01-2014, 10:22 AM
Greetings, I bought a set of "paw bracelets" a 1/2 inch steel doughnut that is open on one side. These are used to keep a horse from pawing. I guess the guy that was making these has stopped and I can't remember where I got them from. My wife wants a couple more pair. Do You have any idea how these may have been bent in to this round shape?? This is a solid steel 1/2" bar. I want to make these myself if I can figure out how they were done.. Thanks in advance.


Gene

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dfw5914
01-02-2014, 09:39 AM
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All you need is one of these benders:
http://www.harborfreight.com/compact-bender-38470.html

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Gazz
01-02-2014, 09:44 AM
Easily done while steel is red hot and bent around a suitable form like a piece of steel pipe. Any blacksmith type person could whip those up quickly.

boslab
01-02-2014, 10:11 AM
Front strut spring from a scrapyard and a cutting disk will do it
Mark

kendall
01-03-2014, 05:51 PM
Front strut spring from a scrapyard and a cutting disk will do it
Mark

Yep!
One of my first stops when looking for project components is a junk yard, checking online for replacement parts will often provide the sizes, for springs, call up a spring shop and tell them what you need, often they'll have junk ones, or off cuts from the manufacturing process you can get free or very cheap.

macona
01-03-2014, 06:31 PM
If you have a BIG lathe you can make up a mandrel and wrap the 1/2 rod around it in back gear.

boslab
01-03-2014, 08:46 PM
I shure as **** would not fancy holding onto the bar, well not a round bar, the one with drinks is hard enough!

C_lazy_F_Guns
01-03-2014, 09:51 PM
Next time your fairer comes to shoe your horses hand him some ” hot roll and one of these as a sample. He will plunk your bar in his forge and bend around the horn of his anvil, take him all of 10 minuets to make a couple pair.

ironmonger
01-03-2014, 10:06 PM
Greetings, I bought a set of "paw bracelets" a 1/2 inch steel doughnut that is open on one side. These are used to keep a horse from pawing. I guess the guy that was making these has stopped and I can't remember where I got them from. My wife wants a couple more pair. Do You have any idea how these may have been bent in to this round shape?? This is a solid steel 1/2" bar. I want to make these myself if I can figure out how they were done.. Thanks in advance.


Gene

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Where are you located?
Those would take nearly nothing to bend. Literaly 20 seconds to heat in the induction heater. The biggest deal is to ship 'em. You could bend them cold, but thats agianst my nature, [see my handle :>)...] Hot they can be bent by hand around a mandrel then tirmed to the radial length. Thats easier than trying to bend the exact length. The extra stock is a handle...
I read the ID at 3.75"
Is the flatened area an the tips important? Likely just a result of shearing the stock, but I know knothing abour horse tack.

paul

Mike Burdick
01-03-2014, 10:49 PM
... I bought a set of "paw bracelets" a 1/2 inch steel doughnut that is open on one side. These are used to keep a horse from pawing. I guess the guy that was making these has stopped and I can't remember where I got them from. ...

Hmmmm... "paw bracelets", never heard of them so had to do an internet search. I came up with this...

http://www.pawingbracelet.com/

$49.95 per pair...kinda expensive for something so simple to make.

For what it's worth, in the good old days, shoeman would make something like those "bracelets" using a small horseshoe. Nowadays, horseshoes can be purchased at most farm supply stores that are fairly soft so they can be shaped cold.

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Black Forest
01-05-2014, 02:24 AM
Why don't you just have your farrier bend a couple of horseshoes to suit your needs? Just a couple of blows with a hammer to turn the heels in and done.

Silverback
01-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Front strut spring from a scrapyard and a cutting disk will do it
Mark

When I saw your other post that was sort of the reaction that I had, I have a few similar looking scraps sitting in the shop from cutting suspension springs. The front springs of many domestic RWD cars (like 60's/70's/80's...) are very close to that size. The ones that I have sitting around are from mid 80's Trans Ams, the rear springs are the same diameter but slightly smaller wire.