It is currently Dec 15th, '17, 06:05

All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: May 26th, '12, 09:30 
Offline
Admiral
User avatar

Joined: May 9th, '07, 02:05
Posts: 9387
Images: 1
Location: Bayside Melbourne
Has thanked: 230 times
Have thanks: 920 times
I want to build a bracket for a solar panel and a rear mast support and I'm looking for someone who can bend 1" stainless tube in Melbourne. If they can also do my welding for a sensible price that would save some stuffing around too.

Any suggestions?

_________________
A man's boat is his Castle. The Gippsland Lakes are my moat. Castle 650 #10, Roller Coaster.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: May 31st, '12, 19:58 
Offline
Admiral
User avatar

Joined: May 9th, '07, 02:05
Posts: 9387
Images: 1
Location: Bayside Melbourne
Has thanked: 230 times
Have thanks: 920 times
I've found a supplier for small quantities of stainless steel in Cheltenham.

http://www.geordi.com.au/
Map of their location.

I've just bought one metre of 30mmx6mm flat bar in 304 for $15; they had no hesitation in cutting it from a full length. They quoted $10.20 per metre for 25mm tube with 1.6mm wall thickness in 316. For estimating purposes, these prices are about $10/kg.

They do stainless steel fabrication work, mostly centred around food, dairy and pharmaceuticals from the look of it, with the result that they're small enough to sell small stuff and big enough to have a wide range of stainless steel.

Graham

_________________
A man's boat is his Castle. The Gippsland Lakes are my moat. Castle 650 #10, Roller Coaster.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Aug 20th, '12, 18:26 
Offline
Admiral
User avatar

Joined: May 9th, '07, 02:05
Posts: 9387
Images: 1
Location: Bayside Melbourne
Has thanked: 230 times
Have thanks: 920 times
But alas, Geordi can't/won't bend 1" 316 tube for me.

And the place that said they thought they could do it decided that they can't either.

Before I go out and buy a (half share in a) hydraulic pipe bender (with my tame welder), can anyone recommend someone in Melbourne for a few simple bends in 1" 316 tube?

Graham

_________________
A man's boat is his Castle. The Gippsland Lakes are my moat. Castle 650 #10, Roller Coaster.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Aug 20th, '12, 22:51 
Offline
Yachtmaster
User avatar

Joined: Oct 13th, '06, 10:51
Posts: 2056
Location: Bayswater North, Vic
Has thanked: 190 times
Have thanks: 69 times
I haven't ever used this guy, but I was told he was very good at what he does, and helpful, some years ago...

http://www.qmfwinches.com.au/main/

He might be worth a try, Graham...

_________________
Marg
Special Edition NX 25,
LC 80 series
Bayswater North, Vic


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Aug 20th, '12, 23:08 
Offline
Admiral
User avatar

Joined: May 9th, '07, 02:05
Posts: 9387
Images: 1
Location: Bayside Melbourne
Has thanked: 230 times
Have thanks: 920 times
Thanks Marg!

Ray (onthebay) and I had a go with his press this evening with limited success. While we can do an acceptable modest bend of 10 to 20deg, we don't think we'd get a good enough result for a 90deg bend.

Ray said there was someone in Dingley Avenue in Dandenong, but he couldn't remember what they were called. This is presumably them; I'll have a talk to them tomorrow.

_________________
A man's boat is his Castle. The Gippsland Lakes are my moat. Castle 650 #10, Roller Coaster.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Aug 20th, '12, 23:18 
Offline
Able Skipper

Joined: Oct 26th, '06, 20:20
Posts: 1955
Has thanked: 19 times
Have thanks: 128 times
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8231

Did you tri Sean makin in malvern? Tri did.

_________________
Stephen
Castle 650 'Mad Mouse'
Sabre 1205 'Wasp'
Nacra 14sq 'Vamoose'


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Aug 21st, '12, 00:12 
Offline
Admiral
User avatar

Joined: May 9th, '07, 02:05
Posts: 9387
Images: 1
Location: Bayside Melbourne
Has thanked: 230 times
Have thanks: 920 times
Thanks Stephen, added to my list for the morning.

_________________
A man's boat is his Castle. The Gippsland Lakes are my moat. Castle 650 #10, Roller Coaster.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Aug 21st, '12, 13:55 
Offline
Able Skipper
User avatar

Joined: Oct 31st, '09, 17:12
Posts: 1006
Location: BrisVegas
Has thanked: 79 times
Have thanks: 52 times
Did you pack the pipe with sand before bending?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Aug 23rd, '12, 01:44 
Offline
Admiral
User avatar

Joined: May 9th, '07, 02:05
Posts: 9387
Images: 1
Location: Bayside Melbourne
Has thanked: 230 times
Have thanks: 920 times
Quality Marine Fabrications, AKA QMF winches, at 41 Dingley Avenue Dandenong; appears to be one man and a very friendly dog.

Now moved a short distance to 21 Egan Rd Dandenong South.

He was busy with another customer when I arrived, so I made friends with the dog. He did my two 90deg bends for me while I waited and seemed reluctant to charge me $10.

There were quite a lot of rocket launchers, etc, around which looked well made. For example, the quality of fit and weld where two tubes meet at a T was excellent. There was a recently delivered a pallet of laser cut stainless steel plate components; presumably a fair bit of what he does is standard designs, but clearly a lot of it was one off custom stuff.

_________________
A man's boat is his Castle. The Gippsland Lakes are my moat. Castle 650 #10, Roller Coaster.


Last edited by zebedee on Sep 18th, '15, 23:57, edited 2 times in total.
Changed address!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Aug 23rd, '12, 19:04 
Offline
Yachtmaster
User avatar

Joined: Oct 13th, '06, 10:51
Posts: 2056
Location: Bayswater North, Vic
Has thanked: 190 times
Have thanks: 69 times
When I was looking at the website I was intrigued with the anchor winches he has designed...

_________________
Marg
Special Edition NX 25,
LC 80 series
Bayswater North, Vic


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Aug 28th, '12, 20:19 
Offline
Able Skipper

Joined: Oct 26th, '09, 22:20
Posts: 744
Location: Brisbane
Has thanked: 2 times
Have thanks: 125 times
Zeb,
Go here www.hinesbending.com
and download their "Basic Tube Bending Guide"

Cheers
Chris


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Aug 28th, '12, 21:03 
Offline
Admiral
User avatar

Joined: May 9th, '07, 02:05
Posts: 9387
Images: 1
Location: Bayside Melbourne
Has thanked: 230 times
Have thanks: 920 times
QMF did my two 90 degree bends which came out perfectly. I drilled the mounting holes for the bases this afternoon and rough assembled the bow to the boat; now I need to decide how much shorter I want it (its too high right now).

I still need two 10 degree bends, which Ray's press can do satisfactorily but most of the bending (and the fibreglass drilling) is done now.

We (Iain my tame welder and I) are thinking of turning up a mandrel and bending die to build a tube bender.

_________________
A man's boat is his Castle. The Gippsland Lakes are my moat. Castle 650 #10, Roller Coaster.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Feb 20th, '14, 13:11 
Offline
Lakes & Bays Skipper

Joined: Dec 31st, '07, 13:42
Posts: 475
Location: South East
Has thanked: 0 time
Have thanks: 40 times
A positive rap for Sean Makin in East Malvern. Good work, good price, nice helpful chap.

Graeme


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Feb 20th, '14, 21:26 
Offline
Admiral
User avatar

Joined: May 9th, '07, 02:05
Posts: 9387
Images: 1
Location: Bayside Melbourne
Has thanked: 230 times
Have thanks: 920 times
Any website or contact details for Sean?

_________________
A man's boat is his Castle. The Gippsland Lakes are my moat. Castle 650 #10, Roller Coaster.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: May 15th, '14, 15:44 
Offline
Lakes & Bays Skipper

Joined: Dec 31st, '07, 13:42
Posts: 475
Location: South East
Has thanked: 0 time
Have thanks: 40 times
zebedee wrote:
Any website or contact details for Sean?


Another plug for Sean, his mobile is 0407-993-226 and he's located in East Malvern.

And no, he's not a rellie or a mate of mine.

Cheers, Graeme


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group