It got borrowed all the time by the other guys that had to do looms in the equipment they were building. Well all things end eventually so when I left that shop Trayer Engineering my little rod bender went with me. Sure enough I started using it for other things since it worked so well on the rod. After a few years I had quite a little collection of bushings and blocks for doing all kinds of weird little forming jobs that came up.
CVM and that's were the story gets a little more interesting. It was only after I left the company and the little rod bender went with me that it gets funny. One of the guys from CVM came by my new shop for a shop tour and social visit. We were walking around the shop shooting the breeze when he spotted the little bender and said, "Jeez you just about crippled us when you took your bender" I asked Marty why they didn't just build another one and quit whining about it. He then told me he had tried to get one of the other guys to draw it up for him without success. He even sweetened the pot with this guy trying to entice him by telling him he would build two of them one for him if he would just make a drawing for him. Well I'm part deaf but I know an invitation when I hear one. I kept my mouth shut and started thinking about it. The cool part was I already had it in mind to make a better one but it was a low priority because I already had one that worked.