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Thread: Homemade Metal Brake Plans

  1. #21
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    Lots and of projects on this page, including a sheet metal brake.http://www.homemetalshopclub.org/projects/project.html
    Last edited by Hawkeye; 03-15-2016 at 10:43 PM.
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  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Pace View Post
    Bill, The plans were in HSM from '08 in 3 installments.

    I dug up my original post on the making of it ----

    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/thr...ht=metal+brake
    Bill. That is what I was looking for.

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Clarke View Post
    Do you happen to have a hydraulic press? If so a press brake is pretty easy to do. Think long v-block and a v shaped punch for the ram.

    TC
    Yep. That's how I did this:



    A little rough, but I thought pretty good for my first try.
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    Sounds like you're set, but there is also a Gingery book (#7) for a light brake up to 30". I believe Dave Gingery made his living in sheet metal work.

    uute

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