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Old June 23rd, 2016, 06:33 AM   #121
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Very impressive panels, they could be very popular in classic car restoration.
Thanks! I'd like to do more stuff like door panels or more headliners.
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 11:21 AM   #122
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Lately ive been trading services for goods quite a bit. And its actually been working out really well. A couple panels for the English wheel, some suspension work for a lockrite for the gfs front axle. And just last week I regeared a 14bff for a guy.

Well we got to talking, and I mentioned that I really need to build a nice work bench for doing all my work on. Im currently using my friends welding bench for all of it, which is a super nice bench, but its all slotted and made for fixturing etc. (parts and tools tend to fall down the slots all the time)

Well dude actually happens to work for/run a large fab shop that does custom farm implement work. Big one off type stuff, and very cool.

Just got a text from him this am. He said he is building me a 4'x6', 42" tall, 1/4" steel top, with 3"x3" tube frame, on 6" castors

Im pumped. Ill be able to mount my box and pan brake to one side, my English wheel at another end, mount both of my beadrollers on swivel corner mounts, and still end up with a 3'x5' work surface.
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 11:25 AM   #123
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Lately ive been trading services for goods quite a bit. And its actually been working out really well. A couple panels for the English wheel, some suspension work for a lockrite for the gfs front axle. And just last week I regeared a 14bff for a guy.

Well we got to talking, and I mentioned that I really need to build a nice work bench for doing all my work on. Im currently using my friends welding bench for all of it, which is a super nice bench, but its all slotted and made for fixturing etc. (parts and tools tend to fall down the slots all the time)

Well dude actually happens to work for/run a large fab shop that does custom farm implement work. Big one off type stuff, and very cool.

Just got a text from him this am. He said he is building me a 4'x6', 42" tall, 1/4" steel top, with 3"x3" tube frame, on 6" castors

Im pumped. Ill be able to mount my box and pan brake to one side, my English wheel at another end, mount both of my beadrollers on swivel corner mounts, and still end up with a 3'x5' work surface.
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Old June 29th, 2016, 10:39 PM   #124
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Waiting on a $900 payment at the moment, then im ordering my box and pan brake.

I drew up this bomber frame and had one cut out of 16g steel. All the rivet holes needed to be drilled out.

Ended up using them as templates to lay some out on aluminum panels for later.

Now I just need to get the brake here so I can bend the flanges....









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Old July 12th, 2016, 08:40 AM   #125
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I would have wood over a new brake too.
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Old July 12th, 2016, 09:27 AM   #127
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I would have wood over a new brake too.
Just wait until its mounted on the new fab table, with all of the other tools :D
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Old July 12th, 2016, 09:29 AM   #128
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Large wood then.
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Nice cleco holder.
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Old July 12th, 2016, 12:59 PM   #130
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Nice cleco holder.
Its the welding cart, to rivet work... A perfect first project
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Got to play with the new toy today. Once adjusted it works pretty well. This is 16ga steel and it did it fine IMO. A bit more of a radius than I had expected, but it looks nice.

There are a few things on the brake that I'm not very happy about, but for the price, you cant get too upset.

Spent another 4 hours or so on the frame (most of which was grinding out the holes so the dimple die would fit, the table must not have been cutting on the correct side of the line)









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do you have anymore of the deer panels?
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Old July 13th, 2016, 07:25 AM   #133
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do you have anymore of the deer panels?
I don't, but I got asked by like 5 people on facebook for one, so I should probably make some more...
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I don't, but I do take orders and leadtimes are fairly short right now.
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Old July 13th, 2016, 07:32 AM   #135
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That's a lie.

I have people that have been waiting months because I have been too busy lol.
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I have people that have been waiting months because I have been too busy lol.
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Old July 13th, 2016, 09:16 AM   #137
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Got to play with the new toy today. Once adjusted it works pretty well. This is 16ga steel and it did it fine IMO. A bit more of a radius than I had expected, but it looks nice.
The Grizzly we had at my last job had an adjustment on the lower swinging portion that allowed you to adjust the bend radius for different bends and thicknesses. Yours looks a little more basic and doesn't have that, but is there a way you can adjust the location of that yellow L channel piece? Bringing that up a little will tighten your bend radius.
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The Grizzly we had at my last job had an adjustment on the lower swinging portion that allowed you to adjust the bend radius for different bends and thicknesses. Yours looks a little more basic and doesn't have that, but is there a way you can adjust the location of that yellow L channel piece? Bringing that up a little will tighten your bend radius.
The front to rear location is a little cam action piece in the back of the unit. One on each side.

Yeah, it said to set the distance at 1.5-2X the thickness of the metal. I got lazy and just put 2 pieces in to adjust the gap so I was on the higher end.

It actually looks really great on this piece, so im glad I did it that way. Ill tighten it up for the lighter stuff though.
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The front to rear location is a little cam action piece in the back of the unit. One on each side.

Yeah, it said to set the distance at 1.5-2X the thickness of the metal. I got lazy and just put 2 pieces in to adjust the gap so I was on the higher end.

It actually looks really great on this piece, so im glad I did it that way. Ill tighten it up for the lighter stuff though.
Yeah too tight and you'll start seeing some cracking on the outside of the bend, mostly on the ends and ESPECIALLY on aluminum.
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