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    Default homemade metal brake plans?

    Was wondering if anyone out there has a good set of plans to make a metal brake?

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    Dave Gingery did plans for a sheetmetal brake. It should be available from http://www.lindsaybks.com/
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    Smile Break drawings

    There is a set of good looking drawings of a sheet metal break, looks to be about 24" on this site:
    http://www.homemetalshopclub.org/projects/project.html
    They are zipped but you can download, unzip them and save them to a file and print them.
    have fun
    Mel

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    Very nice one shown here:

    http://www.homeshopmachinist.net/bbs...ad.php?t=15478

    It's from the book "Metalworking, volume 2". That's a good edition, BTW, I bought the book for the brake plans, but there are a number of other nifty projects there as well.

    Best,

    BW

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    Default Sheet Metal Brake

    Lugnut
    The Zipped drawings for a Sheet Metal Brake listed in the Home Metal Shop Club page were made from a unit I designed and built. It is a 24" capacity unit and the only modification I would make is to cut a few slots or split the top member to make it a pan brake. It is a very heavy unit and works very well.
    JRW

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    Smile Jrw

    JRW it's a small world! I would like to build it but I just don't room for one now. I looks like a great project. I filed the plans away just in case I get the time and room.
    Thanks for putting them out for us to see and use.
    Mel

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    Default Bending brakes....

    OK so what kind of brakes;
    As stated, JRW has some plans for a very nice design. Could be modified to be a box & pan brake as needed.
    I've found other plans on-line for a type of hydraulic press-brake.
    I self-designed an 8 ft. brake based on a conventional Chicago brake I've used before. My design seems to make ductwork OK...
    Still sometimes use the Chicom press brake. Works OK for light stuff.

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    Default Metal Brake


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    i have the gingery book #7 desiging&building the sheet metal brake.
    from lindsay publications.

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