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    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.

    Homemade press-img_20180322_211103_003.jpg

    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.
    Homemade press-1.jpg

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

    Homemade press-2.jpg

    Threaded with M8 tap.

    Homemade press-3.jpg

    Cleaned and painted.

    Homemade press-4.jpg
    Last edited by Tuomas; 03-25-2018 at 04:54 AM.

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    Great add on's and good size mix Tuomas! Are they tool steel of some kind?
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    Like to see a video of them in action.

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    Hello,

    I don't understand this tool. What does it do please ?

    Punches slots in thin pieces of sheet metal ?

    Bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJs View Post
    Great add on's and good size mix Tuomas! Are they tool steel of some kind?
    Thanks buddy.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by steamingbill View Post
    Hello,

    I don't understand this tool. What does it do please ?

    Punches slots in thin pieces of sheet metal ?

    Bill
    Its for bending.. Like ends of the U-channels etc... widht can be adjustet by adding and removing dies. You can make boxes with it for example.

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    Like to see a video of them in action.

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    Soon.. I have build in progress.

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    Latest add:

    Wanted to add bigger jack to my press.
    To get most of the pressure to the small area, i decided to turn the jack upside down.
    This way i can mount hole punching and stamping dies directly to the cylinder of the jack.

    In use:
    Homemade press-new-image2.jpg

    Stored:
    Homemade press-new-image.jpg

    Takes about 10 seconds to assemble / disassemble.

    Used cheap 8 ton jack that was sealed with welds. So, i tried this way.
    Actually this should work with "any" jack, so i most likely do neater looking version soon.

    Here is the video:

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    More info:

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

    Homemade press-1.jpg

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

    Homemade press-2.jpg

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

    Homemade press-3.jpg

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

    Homemade press-4.jpg

    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.

    Homemade press-5.jpg

    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.

    Homemade press-cont-clamp.jpg

    Hose clamps..

    Homemade press-hose-clamp.jpg

    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.


    Homemade press-new-image.jpg

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    Great job Toumas, I love this press. Would not mind making one for my own use some day. Thanks for sharing.
    Chy

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