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    Every time I rummage over my shelves looking for just the right thing I always bump a spray can sending it crashing down. I usually fire off a few naughty words, pick it up and gently place it back on the shelf where it awaits the next search. Its a bit like resetting a mouse trap.

    Well today I fabricated a better mouse trap.

    I marked up some ali sheet and cut it to size.

    Ji
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    Grip it and Rip it

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    It took me a while to work out how big I could make the shelf. This time was spent studying my folder and measuring all the components that limit the size a pan can be bent in it.
    Once I knew how I could do it I had to follow a fold by fold plan.
    Looks simple but took some time to work it out.
    I have never been shown how to use a folder I just purchased one and started bending.

    Ji
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    If it has all gone well you should end up with an open sided pan.
    This looks great with all the legs lining up and all angles at 90 degs.

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    Clamp the sides together and TIG weld.
    I use an ali angle to keep the sides true and to remove excess heat so the thin sheet welds rather than melting away.

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    I used a square ali rod as a kicker.
    Drill and tap a thread.
    Fit to shelf and screw to wall.

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    Time for a test.
    Looks great and works even better.
    I have disarmed the mouse trap.
    Very pleased with the outcome.

    Ji
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