On a whim press brake

  1. Lazurus

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  2. MoreWellie Forum Supporter

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    put metal in it, clamp it down, lift the handle :scared:

    oh, and do a review afterwards :laughing:
     
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  3. tom2207 Member

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    yes ... look at it ,,, wait about thirty seconds

    you will find a job for it to do

    then another

    and another

    by tomorrow you will wonder how you ever got by without one
    and then you will end up with three
     
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    Cheers, was a little worried it may sit gathering dust in the cold light of getting one. I take it from the above they are as simple as they look.
     
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    Sounds simple doesn't it :laughing: I would like a pound for all my failed attempts and ruined sheets through lack of planning, you really do need to stop and think sometimes. I have had to cut metal out of the folder on more than one occasion :vsad:

    :scared:

    Bob
     
  6. tom2207 Member

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    you do develop a different way of thinking ,, but if in doubt about the order ,,, fold a corn flakes box first , , cherios may work too ,,, gives you a good practice , or a bit of mig wire will do the same job , or a 5mm wide bit of scrap ,,, any way , you get the idea.
     
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  7. Screwdriver

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    Had to make up half a dozen brackets (or so). 90 degree bends done cold on the flypress.

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    They clip onto 1/4" angle iron and doing a 180 in 8mm (!) required a fair bit of heat, some flypress to get things started and a BFH to finish.

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    Note the tack welding to hide my Mig welding ability plus I want these to fail before the 1/4" angle if too much pressure is applied.
     
  8. fizzy Member

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    Will you stop trying to talk us all into getting a fly press.
    Now we all want one:doh:
     
  9. Screwdriver

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    OMG! You mean you haven’t got a Flypress? :o
     
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  10. fizzy Member

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    No I haven't - I never thought I had the need to squash flies flat but now I can see they have other uses as well............
     
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  11. Screwdriver

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    Yeah you can bend them... :D
     
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  12. RichardM Member

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    I've just finished painting my revised pan folder (home made) and now you have me looking on flea bay for a fly press :(
     
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  13. tom2207 Member

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    Mighty nice anvil did you reface it .
     
  14. Brad93

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    Don’t try to do thicker than it states. They do bend
     
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  15. Screwdriver

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    Wait till you see my monitor fill light (bracket). Coming soon...
     
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