Allen Cain <allencain@...>
The Mission Model bending jig looks really nice but $90 puts it out of may
range for a specialty tool.
Sometime back one of the magazines ran an article where a piece of sheet
plastic with manufactured scribed slots (siding?) was cut in a triangular
shape with the slots running parallel to the base of the triangle. Then,
you pick the slot that matches the width that you need and lay a piece of
wire in it and simply bend it over the edges of the plastic. Bingo, a grab
iron. The taller the triangle combined with a narrow base gives you a LOT
of slots which vary in length only slightly as you go from one slot to the
I built one of these for a zero cost using scraps from the plastic box and
it works great.
Hopefully my description makes sense.