Small shop made sheet metal press brake plans??
Was going through a couple of the "Metalworking" books (#2) and looking at Glen Wilsons version of his brake. Its quite a little tool (everything I've ever seen of Glens is!) but ... its very elaborate and would be more of a project than I wanna get into now, dont need it all that fancy anyhow. So, I remembered I had a copy of Dave Gingerys brake and went and found it.... his is a bit too much the other way, rather barebones, with no way to adjust it, -- assembled to take whatever size/guage you think youre gonna work most with.
A brake is something I'll seldom use, probably one under 20" would do fine, maybe 15-16", --would like to be able to adjust to take at least 4-5 different guages, maybe 15 thru 20?? 2-4 fingers would be nice---
Anybody point me to something? A google search turned up several large ones, seemingly aimed at aircraft and cars... nothing that was appealing.
I'll prolly end up taking Gingerys and use the usual HSM'ers method of --- modify the *%$#* out of it, --but having never been around or using any sheet metal stuff, I'd feel better if I had some kind of guide/plan.
If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something........