For some reason, I got it in my head that I wanted a sheet brake. How often do I bend sheet metal? Not very often. So how could I justify buying one? But a sheet brake seems like a neat tool, and I wanted one. I had some scrap metal kicking around, and I could always use more welding practice...
... so I made one.
There’s still a few things left to do:
- Add some springs so that the pushy-up-bar-thing pops up to accept sheet metal without having to be lifted
- Add some sort of handle grips or wing nuts to the nuts that hold down the pushy-up-bar-thing.
- Paint it some funky color, because I feel like leaving traces of paint on whatever it is I end up bending
Given that it was made from various scrap bits, including an old bed frame (or shelving unit - I’m not sure what - I got the scrap from a co-worker), it’s not like I was expecting spectacular results:
But, like the old man from the movie Babe, “That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.”