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    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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    All you need is one of these benders:
    http://www.harborfreight.com/compact-bender-38470.html

    Last edited by dfw5914; 01-02-2014, 09:48 AM.

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    • #3
      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.

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      • #4
        Front strut spring from a scrapyard and a cutting disk will do it
        Mark

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        • #5
          Originally posted by boslab View Post
          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.

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          • #6
            If you have a BIG lathe you can make up a mandrel and wrap the 1/2 rod around it in back gear.

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            • #7
              I shure as **** would not fancy holding onto the bar, well not a round bar, the one with drinks is hard enough!

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              • #8
                Next time your fairer comes to shoe your horses hand him some ½” 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.
                Anybody that thinks they know it all doesn’t even know enough to understand they know nothing!
                Andy

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by meyer712 View Post
                  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

                  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
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                  Esto Vigilans

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                  but you may have to

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by meyer712 View Post
                    ... 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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                    Last edited by Mike Burdick; 01-04-2014, 12:19 AM.

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                    • #11
                      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.
                      Location: The Black Forest in Germany

                      How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by boslab View Post
                        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.

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