I have one:-) Cost me ?2.50 when they closed the electronics assembly
Just about does 3mm mild steel. There are limitations to how many sides
you can fold with this type of tackle. Easy to fold a 2mx1m sheet in
half but 4 sides on a tray would be restricted to around 25mm upstand.
Can't you find a fabricator near you.
Rarely flat except Landrover:-)
You can do a lot with a 6" bench vice, two lengths of strong angle iron
and a G cramp or two. Where the fold is deeper than the vice jaw depth,
work to one side and use the cramp to grip the angle iron and secure the
On Mon, 28 May 2018 20:49:28 +0100, Bill Wright wrote:
My remarks were applicable to mild steel. Folding aluminium I have no
experience of (except to say trying to fold ally that's too thick will
end up with stress fractures along the axis of the fold. Both unsightly
and strength compromised.
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On Monday, 28 May 2018 12:12:12 UTC+1, tony sayer wrote:
The one I made with scrap wood bent 1.6mm steel 19" wide. 1mm is what, 0.39
as stiff so the same design could probably manage 19/.39 = 48" with much
thicker wood. So it looks like it could do it. The corners aren't as sharp
as a machine mart thing, but that's not usually an issue for car work. Add
some thick L shaped steel if you want sharp corners.
On Monday, 28 May 2018 20:54:02 UTC+1, Bill Wright wrote:
0.39 as stiff so the same design could probably manage 19/.39 = 48" with
much thicker wood. So it looks like it could do it. The corners aren't as s
harp as a machine mart thing, but that's not usually an issue for car work.
Add some thick L shaped steel if you want sharp corners.
Unless you can find an old press second-hand then perhaps best to make a
longer copy of that one;)
They had one and an Edwards trucut guillotine up at the old hospital
when they closed the workshop down. Let me know what you want for those
if your selling please?.
Wallies threw them out before they even told me!..
I would have thought your best bet was a second hand machine tool
dealer: the sort working out of a collection of sheds, rather than one
with shiny showrooms. They are far more likely to have a foot treadle
folder sitting, almost forgotten, in a corner somewhere. I am long out
of touch with prices though.
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