Abstract: A shaping tool has first and second handles pivotally joined at jaws on the handles. Bending blocks are eccentrically and releasably fixed to the jaws of the handles. The bending blocks may be rotated to adjust spacing. A bracing block and a center block may also be fixed onto the jaws to provide additional versatility.
Abstract: Apparatus for forming horse shoes comprises a hydraulic press (10) with means to operate said press. A horse shoe former (12) is securable to the outer end of the cylinder of the ram and cylinder (11) of the press (10). The former (12) has two similarly shaped plates (13) secured, in mirror-image fashion, to the outer end of the cylinder of the ram and cylinder (11) of the press (10). The plates (13) have forming peripheries (13A) which are angled and engage a complementary shape formed of angled surfaces of two bottom face-to-bottom face blanks (22). An anvil (14) is located under the former (12) and against which the blanks (22) are deformed into substantial U-shapes by extension of the ram. Length-extendable means in the form of ram and cylinder arrangements (23, 24) are provided on opposite lateral sides of the anvil (14) and, on extension, cause the outer ends of the deformed blanks to be bent around said former plates (13).
Abstract: A horseshoe bending apparatus having a multi-purpose forming plate whereby steel bar stock segments may be pulled around the outside edges of one side of the forming plate to form a rounded shoe conforming to the shape of a horse's front hoof. The stock may also be pulled around the opposite side of the forming plate to form an elliptical shaped shoe conforming to a horse's rear hoof. The apparatus includes clamping means used as a work vise for finishing out a horseshoe.