Its been a long time since i posted. I cant remember if I put info in the profile, so just in case I am in Kansas CIty. Just thought I might post a couple pics of my latest projects. I welcome input here, GOOD and BAD, I am always willing to learn. Thanks for looking everyone.
Here is the bending brake that I have started on. I have spent hours looking at what everyone has posted and this is what I have come up with so far.
I sure hope that these files dont kill the people that are on dial up. I uploaded them to photo bucket as message board size.
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Thread: My Bending Brake
11-30-2008, 08:50 PM #1
My Bending Brake
11-30-2008, 08:54 PM #2
Ok it looks like I can only post 4 pics at a time, so here is a few more. Please say something if I am putting to many pics, as I dont want to offend anyone.
Ok, for now thats all I have of the brake.
11-30-2008, 09:18 PM #3Senior Member
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Your material looks fairly stout and well constructed, what thickness do you anticipate bending?
11-30-2008, 09:38 PM #4
At this point most likley 3/16 would be the heaviest, and if it looks like it can take the abuse maybe 1/4 tabs if I was to make the bend near the side of the brake. I am also building a BBQ trailer and I need to make shelves and storage boxes kinda like the ones a person may see on the side of a flatbed. But I have to hang the boxes from the ceiling, so I am guessing that 1/8 for the box unless I can convince the wife that I need a bead roller. Just for the record chances of that are slim. I honestly dont think I will be able to bend 3/16 with out heat, heck 1/8 may be a chore but it has to be better then what I have now which is nothing.
11-30-2008, 09:58 PM #5Junior Member
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looks good. alot better then the one I builded about ten years ago. I sold it on craigslist just a few days ago.
post some pics of that bbq smoker!! I need some more ideas for mine
check this post search.... my summer project I don't remeber the guy's name but he got one **** of a nice smoker and alot pics. I get a chub everytime I look at the thread.
Welcome back, Daye
11-30-2008, 10:05 PM #6
Dial up guy here. Your pics are fine, thanks for asking.
Good pics too, all in focus, good close ups.RETIRED desk jockey.
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12-06-2008, 07:22 PM #7Senior Member
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- very eastern MA
Tom, nice cad drawing.
What program did you use?
I have to get into that sort of thing
12-06-2008, 09:34 PM #8
At first I couldnt make heads or tails of the darn thing, then thanks to the search feature of the internet I found many many videos that go along with the book sketch up for dummies. I dont have the book but the videos are a godsend. Even I could follow along.