Forming/welding bench

  1. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Sort of made a start on my new forming/welding bench. I drew it in autocad and a company in Aberdeen is water jet cutting it out for me. It's 1600 x 800 x 15mm. It's a bit of a copy and extension of the benches Contour Autocraft use. I'll post updates as I go along. At this stage I'm thinking of having a cabinet under one end and having just a shelf at the other end. The holes are for an old vice I got from a member on here.

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  2. Kent

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    So what task do the curves actually serve in use?
     
  3. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Sheet metal. I mainly do car tin bashing.
     
  4. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    This is a pic of the Contour Autocraft top I've based mine on.

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  5. Kent

    Kent Member

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    So to fit arches and such round for planishing and the likes?
     
  6. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Yep that sort of thing. If you have a curved section that has a fold, then you'd tip it over in the bead roller and use the bench to dress it etc.
     
  7. blenkie1

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    You will have to post some photos of you using it. Looks interesting
     
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  8. Kent

    Kent Member

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    Ok thought it might be so. Getting images of a Morgan wing in my mind
     
  9. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Things like windscreen apertures etc. Rather than using a dolly you can just use the bench.
     
  10. tinman123

    tinman123 Putting the Extra into ordinary.

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    is this for older cars or do you use it to modify newer cars.
    it sounds interesting work that is a skill to itself id imagine.
     
  11. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Just older cars, have a couple of old Volvos.
     
  12. tinman123

    tinman123 Putting the Extra into ordinary.

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    do you do it for customers as well or just your own work.
    i know the english wheel end of things but i never seen a table shaped like that before, but i wasnt looking either.
    the different curves are universal you just use which ever one is closest to what you want i take it.
     
  13. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Just mine or mates.

    Yeah just a few different size curves. I've ripped off the idea from Contour Autocraft.
     
  14. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Bench top was delivered this afternoon.

    Upside down Miss Jane.

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