Would this work for a quick twister?
I need to twist some square steel rod here pretty quick. I need to make a branding iron as a gift for someone and I want the handle to be twisted, because I think it would look cool.
Please feel free to tell me I am nuts and this wont work, but here is my idea for a quick twister solution:
Take some thick angle iron and weld a 1/2" drive impact socket from Harbor Freight to one side with the 1/2" square drive end up. This provides a square hole and a lip to go into the vise. This is the bottom of the twister.
Weld another socket on to the middle of a 3 foot piece of 1" rod with the drive end down. This is the top of the twister.
I put the bottom in the vise, put the rod into the bottom piece socket and put the top on the sq rod. I stand on the workbench and do the business. What do you think? Will I survive ?:) Can I twist this with this kind of leverage? I guess we'll see how well I weld Harbor freight steel :).