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
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...