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Sheet metal folder, long awaited info/pics.

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Sheet metal folder, long awaited info/pics.

Postby weldin mike 27 » Fri May 12, 2017 5:27 am

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I made a sheetmetal folder. Plans came from Rortydesign.net. Material was 125x75x12mm(3x5x1/2) angle for the clamp, machined from 75 down to 52 for clearance, same size for folding beam. Base is 125x65 channel. Hinges are 25x75 flat bar and the adjusters are 50x16 flat.
Stand is 50x50x1.6 rhs(box) with a bit of 150x50 along the top. Don't zoom in on the welds, all stick welded with a little tig.
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Re: Sheet metal folder, long awaited info/pics.

Postby motox » Fri May 12, 2017 5:48 am

very useful tool there.
nice job
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Re: Sheet metal folder, long awaited info/pics.

Postby weldin mike 27 » Fri May 12, 2017 6:31 am

Thanks Craig
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Re: Sheet metal folder, long awaited info/pics.

Postby exnailpounder » Fri May 12, 2017 6:33 am

Really nice! You're gonna have some fun.
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Re: Sheet metal folder, long awaited info/pics.

Postby weldin mike 27 » Fri May 12, 2017 7:29 am

It's for a mate, he's building an MG-B racecar. He had money and no time, I had time and no money.
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Re: Sheet metal folder, long awaited info/pics.

Postby electrode » Fri May 12, 2017 12:07 pm

weldin mike 27 wrote:It's for a mate, he's building an MG-B racecar. He had money and no time, I had time and no money.


Usually when I have time I don't have money either. ;) Good job on the brake. I bought one and know how useful they are. I have a slip roll too. 8-)
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Re: Sheet metal folder, long awaited info/pics.

Postby weldin mike 27 » Fri May 12, 2017 5:58 pm

I assume it goes hand in hand. Make money lose time, gain time lose money. (However this guy made the choice to move an hour out of town, so that eats time every day)
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Re: Sheet metal folder, long awaited info/pics.

Postby weldin mike 27 » Fri May 12, 2017 6:02 pm

If anyone is wondering about the small welds that don't tie completely off, the need to not distort the set up was king here. Small welds will work because its not under a huge amount of stress. This was hard for me to get my head around because I am used to doing 8mm fillets with a mig set to nuclear.
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Re: Sheet metal folder, long awaited info/pics.

Postby motox » Fri May 12, 2017 6:58 pm

chill man, I'm sure your mate will never notice or understand how
you didn't distort the shit out of his bender...
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Re: Sheet metal folder, long awaited info/pics.

Postby Otto Nobedder » Fri May 12, 2017 8:09 pm

motox wrote:chill man, I'm sure your mate will never notice or understand how
you didn't distort the shit out of his bender...


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^this.

Brilliant.
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