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Loose Rivets 15 Jul 2021 13:18 #112760

Nice Marc!
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Loose Rivets 15 Jul 2021 12:30 #112759

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Nice! ...like R&F said, get some rivets in there and you'll be all set.
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Loose Rivets 15 Jul 2021 11:56 #112758

Thanks,

It looks funny sitting on the deck, but it will serve its purpose for now.
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Loose Rivets 15 Jul 2021 04:24 #112757

turned out nice .,the wood trick worked great for bending a nice sharp edge

a few rivets around the edge and it will really look like it belongs there

i guess i have been spoiled having a 24'' box and pan break in my garage  for the last 36 years so i never had to think of an alternative way to make stuff, .i dont use it every day but man is it handy to have around for little projects like hours
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Loose Rivets 15 Jul 2021 03:25 #112756

Nice job. That worked great!!
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Loose Rivets 15 Jul 2021 01:53 #112753

I'm glad to hear that everything went as planned. It looks great.
John

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Loose Rivets 15 Jul 2021 01:20 #112751

Well that was easy, made a big fuss over nothing. All I did was clamp  a board to my bench and just bent them up with a block of wood. Easy peasy. 
Oh... and not a shred of fiberglass...

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Loose Rivets 14 Jul 2021 15:34 #112747

I’m with Ray, You should be able to bend it on sharp edged hardwood or steel. Here are a few things I’d do:
1. Make a paper template of what you have now so you can make another one of things go south.
2. When you band you can sharpen the corners by lightly tapping the bend with a flat full length piece of metal while it is camped between two pieces of material \.
3. For some safety margin, and because this is not structural, you may want to anneal the bend areas to make bending easier. To do this you can mark the bend area with a sharpie and then heat it with a torch (I use a Benzomatic Map version) until the sharpie marks disappear. GO slow though as you do not want to overheat.
4. Be mindful of what you bend when so you don’t bend yourself into a corner. Don’t as me how I know that... :)
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Loose Rivets 14 Jul 2021 15:10 #112745

With 0.022” Aluminum you should be  able to clamp between hardwood boards and push a board against it by hand and bend it pretty easy. What Aluminum is it? 



I have the hardwood on hand for this method.  I have no idea what aluminum it is, store bought 24"x36" sheet.

As much as I don't want to mess it up, I really would like to finish the project on my own. My first  aluminum project, I want to say I made it all myself. 
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Loose Rivets 14 Jul 2021 14:56 #112743

With 0.022” Aluminum you should be  able to clamp between hardwood boards and push a board against it by hand and bend it pretty easy. What Aluminum is it? 
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