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    Homemade press

    Made a press.

    Later im going to add brake and rolling possibilities to it, that's why i placed jack down.

    Homemade press-1.jpg

    "sled" takes support from the cylinder of the jack, that makes it to travel straight.

    Homemade press-2.jpg



    Plan:

    Homemade press-new-image.jpg

    Homemade press-feets.jpg

    Welds made with Esab ok 73.15 welding rod.
    Extra support rods on the top are just " if i someday need to use it with stronger jack, i can use it on traditional way ( jack placed up )".


    EDIT: here is the jack placed up version. Frame is now tested to handle use with 8 ton jack.

    Attachment 23110

    Takes about 10 seconds to assemble / disassemble.

    Springs are surplus from trampoline. Bigger holes drilled with a variable wood cutter, with diy hss blade.

    Used cheap 8 ton jack that was sealed with welds.
    Actually this should work with "any" jack, without need to open it.

    Here is the video:



    More info:

    Picture shows how springs goes between the rods that hold the jack

    Attachment 23112

    Jack mount is locked on its place with two M8 screws. Lid in front is weld to the mount...

    Attachment 23113

    Latch on the back is bolted to the press frame..

    Attachment 23115

    This is the reason why i welded similar plates to the bottom and upper bars of the frame..

    Attachment 23116

    I can use same dies with both jacks.. when i need to bend thicker materials i use bigger jack..
    With thinner ( <5mm ) i use smaller one, wich is more accurate and faster to use.

    Attachment 23117

    I used surplus cutting fluid container as a oil container,
    for mounting it to the press, i used clamp that's originally intented to connect flashlight to the welding mask.

    Attachment 23118

    Hose clamps..

    Attachment 23119

    And why i originally wanted to add this jack to my press.. i had this idea in firts place when i made the original frame, but no i needed it. So, i made it.

    For stamping sheet metals. These are going to be reflectors for small leds. I got idea from Tony Foale, i decided to place dozen small led spotlights to my shop where i need more light.


    Attachment 23120



    Here's first adds to it.

    "Finger"

    Homemade press-1.jpg

    Bending brake.
    Opening in the blade allows me to bend u-shaped parts.

    Homemade press-2.jpg

    Another blade without opening, for thicker materials.

    Homemade press-20180110_152803.jpg

    Easy to change and mix blades and facings for desired radiuses.

    Material: 10mm steel plate, 3x 30x 30mm L-profile, 40mm axle


    Another facing. Clearance between rods is 15mm. Radius of the rods 20mm.

    For bending over 90 degree angles to plate between 1-5mm, and 90 degree angles for plates between 1-10mm.
    Suits also for straightening.

    Homemade press-new-image.jpgHomemade press-new-image2.jpg

    Plans for two tools as an example.

    Homemade press-tool1.jpgHomemade press-tool2.jpg

    Video shows the use:



    Brake works nicely:

    Homemade press-clamp.jpg

    Finger dies.

    1,2 and 3" wide dies. Gives somewhat enough possibilities to mix needed widht.

    10mm plate with 20mm x 20mm bar on both sides.
    Dies are placed between bars and secured with M8 bolts.
    Intentionally too long bolts, i like its easier to tighten/ loosen over long bolts with ratched.

    Dies are also 10mm plate. Bending edge is grinded to 45 degree angle from both sides and slightly rounded, to avoid deep marks on workpiece.

    Attachment 22822

    Material is mild steel, and dies medium carbon steel AISI 1029

    Made this tool some time ago. Its for drilling to the edges of the plates.
    Attachment 22844

    I marked placement of the holes before welding. Straightened the baseplate with press after welding.
    Then drilled 6.8mm holes

    Attachment 22845

    Threaded with M8 tap.

    Attachment 22846

    Cleaned and painted.

    Attachment 22847


    Simple pipe bending attachment.

    Material:
    Surplus steel, nylon replacement heads from the dead blow hammer, bolts.

    Attachment 21530



    It can be used to bend pipes and rods to 12mm diameter. ( grooves on the dies are with 12mm diameter )

    Same idea works with bigger pipes too, radius of the center die needs to be bigger than this one tough.

    Next add is a roller bender.
    Last edited by Tuomas; 04-07-2018 at 07:24 AM.

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    Thanks Tuomas! We've added your Press to our Brakes and Presses category,
    as well as to your builder page: Tuomas's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Here's first adds to it.

    "Finger"

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    Bending brake.
    Opening in the blade allows me to bend u-shaped parts.

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    Another blade without opening, for thicker materials.

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    Easy to change and mix blades and facings for desired radiuses.

    Material: 10mm steel plate, 3x 30x 30mm L-profile, 40mm axle

    Another facing. Clearance between rods is 15mm. Radius of the rods 20mm.

    For bending over 90 degree angles to plate between. 1-5mm

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    Video shows the use:



    Next add is roller bender.
    Last edited by Tuomas; 01-12-2018 at 07:46 AM.

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    Greetings. Looks great!.

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    One thing I like about having the jack underneath is it lowers the center of gravity and places the handle at a height where you can bare down instead of pulling down
    Nicely done and your first additions to it add to the cool appeal
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    One thing I like about having the jack underneath is it lowers the center of gravity and places the handle at a height where you can bare down instead of pulling down
    Nicely done and your first additions to it add to the cool appeal
    Thank you very much Frank.
    I must say that im very satisfied to the result.

    I will continue with the roller bender add little later.
    I build the press for making set of clamps. I need to finish those first.

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    Greetings. Looks great!.
    Thank you very much!

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    Plan:

    Stucture is tested with 6 ton jack.
    Frame doesn't bend when pressing with full force.

    Welds made with Esab ok 73.15 welding rod.
    Extra support rods on the top are just " if i someday need to use it with stronger jack, i can use it on traditional way ( jack placed up )".

    Homemade press-soikkeli-press.jpg

    Homemade press-feets.jpg

    Another facing. Clearance between rods is 15mm. Radius of the rods 20mm.

    For bending over 90 degree angles to plate between. 1-5mm

    Homemade press-new-image.jpg

    Homemade press-new-image2.jpg

    Tools are made from:

    10mm steel plate, 3x 30x 30mm L-profile, 40 and 20mm axle

    Clearance between rods in the lower facing is 15mm. Radius of the rods 20mm.

    Its for bending over 90 degree angles to plates between 1-5mm, or 90 degree angles to plates between 1-10mm, it also works as a facer when straightening bent bars.

    Blade with the opening allows me to bend U-shaped objects.

    Plans for two tools as an example.

    Homemade press-tool1.jpgHomemade press-tool2.jpg
    Last edited by Tuomas; 01-13-2018 at 09:30 AM.

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    Hi Tuomas,

    Well done,
    I like your design, sometime I must be decide and make one.

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    I appreciate your design as well, so [after our weather!] will produce 2 such frames. For some unknown 'don't know why' I want a screw press too. What I do know, when it comes to straightening parts, screws with sufficient tonnage are the ticket. Quite sure this frame will accept a nut and lead screw from either end.
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