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  1. #1
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    Default Brake is finished / still working on CAD

    Here's the last set of pics of my sheet brake.

    I finished this project with a smile. So far it has preformed as planned. My goal was to bend sheet metal up to 1/8" for drawers and tool boxes. I would also like to use it to bend brackets up to 1/4" until I can build a press brake.





    I do have a set of handles for the heavy stuff but there not needed for sheet metal such as in the lower right corner of the second set of pics. In time I would like to fab some sort of a spring mechanism that would have the clamp down plate preloaded in the up position. For now I am just using a washer and a nut on the clamping bolt on each side. Effective but not pretty.

    I do plan on finishing my 3D CAD for this. If anyone would like more pics or the part of the cad that is finished just pm me and I can send or post.

    Thanks for looking, If anyone happens to see an area for improvement please say so.

    Tom

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    Kinda hard to see from the small pics,but it looks good from what i can see.
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    looks like it turned out to work quite well. good job

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    looks good

  5. #5
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    Nice job!
    I will be looking for a set of drawings when their done!

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    Sorry for the pic issues, I was trying something new and it didnt work as well as I thought it would.

    Groove, I will post as soon as I manage to fumble my way thru the 3D stuff, my skills are poor in that area tho so it may take a few weeks. Fair weather tends to draw me outdoors. Good weather makes for a good reason to cut, bend, and weld.

    Thanks for taking the time to look.

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