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geb
11-17-2008, 10:52 AM
I'm was sure I had seen plans to build a small metal bending brake in either the HSM or Machinist Workshop. I can't find them!

Can anyone help od direct me to any other source of plans for a small brake?

Thank you,

geb

davidh
11-17-2008, 11:59 AM
try www.lindsaybks.com

R W
11-17-2008, 05:16 PM
Try www.millerwelds.com
Designing & Building The Sheet Metal Brake. by David J.Gingery.
could also be worth looking at.

J. R. Williams
11-17-2008, 05:51 PM
Check 'The Home Metal Shop Club" web page. There is a zip file with the drawings of one I designed a few years ago

JRW

atwatterkent
11-18-2008, 07:59 AM
I believe the article you are looking for is in "The Home Shop Machinist" starting in the March/April 2008 issue and ran for three issues.

PTSideshow
11-18-2008, 01:53 PM
Here the simplest small bender you can make
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/ptsideshow/Tools/DSC02030.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/ptsideshow/Tools/DSC02032.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/ptsideshow/Tools/DSC02033.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/ptsideshow/Tools/DSC02035.jpg

geb
11-19-2008, 05:59 AM
Many thanks for all the replys! I'll persue the project this week.

Thanks again,

geb

ww_kayak
11-19-2008, 08:17 PM
I guess it depends on what one means by "small". Here's a site with plans that I bookmarked a couple years ago. It could be scaled down... It's on my list ;)
http://ch601.org/tools/bendbrake/IMG_1352_small.JPG (http://ch601.org/tools/brake_plans.htm)

I also bookmarked this simple angle iron one (http://ch601.org/tools/bendbrake/brakeplans.pdf) :