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Old 09-06-2015, 08:50 AM
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Hello all, I'm finally getting round to buying a Pittsburgh lock former and flanger what I am wondering is how do you put transitions through the lock former as they are not straight? Straight sections are easy and I have watched buds DVDs on fab ing elbows but with transitions I have a 50mm straight section on either end, and as far as I can work out if I try to lock form the seams the tops and bottoms will catch?!

I hope you understand what I am asking as it's quite hard to explain without pictures!!

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Old 09-06-2015, 08:57 AM
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Apologies if this is in the wrong section??,!
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:42 AM
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Unfortunately you can not run those transitions through the machine. Is there away to put the Pittsburgh on the other piece? Or maybe you can layout your transition in separate pieces.
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I have definitely seen them around when Iv been out fitting etc, how do you guys seam your transitions together?! At the moment I pop rivet everything which is quick and easy but wanted to improve by lock forming everything!
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:21 PM
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I really would have to see the flat pattern laid out to see what you're referring to. It would help If you could draw it up and snap a picture of it for us to see?
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Ok great how do I upload a photo??
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Click on "Post Reply"
You'll see two choices...you'll need both.
1 | Reply to thread - add your words / description
2 | additional options (where you add the images)

In the additional options you'll see a button called "manage attachments"
Click on that "manage attachments"
Click on browse and choose the file or image

Hit upload - you have one more step...

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Transitions with straight lengths (change dimensions two different ways) could be made with hand formed pittsburgs or make the transition and add straight lengths as additional pieces.
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