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 Post subject: Springs for side benders
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:42 pm 
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I am building a side bender similar to the Fox style. I haven’t been able to find anything definitive on what type of springs to use on the bender. Not ever sure how springs are specified. Any enlightenment would be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:53 pm 
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I just used springs from a chest expander.

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The name catgut is confusing. There are two explanations for the mix up.

Catgut is an abbreviation of the word cattle gut. Gut strings are made from sheep or goat intestines, in the past even from horse, mule or donkey intestines.

Otherwise it could be from the word kitgut or kitstring. Kit meant fiddle, not kitten.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:21 pm 
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Had to look on line to see what a chest expander was. Yes, lots of springs. So you just cut them down to size and bend out a loop to attach to the eyebolt on the bender? If not strong enough just cut a little more off?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:26 am 
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Exactly.

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The name catgut is confusing. There are two explanations for the mix up.

Catgut is an abbreviation of the word cattle gut. Gut strings are made from sheep or goat intestines, in the past even from horse, mule or donkey intestines.

Otherwise it could be from the word kitgut or kitstring. Kit meant fiddle, not kitten.



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