I made this tool originally to press 1mm sheet steel into a U shape for making corner gussets in a tube frame chassis.
I made it to mount in my small hydraulic shop press. After making some gussets I thought of an additional use for the tool, making brackets that clamp to chassis rails. All that was required was to make a plate which can be removed when in 'gusset mode'. The ends of the plate has grub screws which locate in the centre drilled ends of the die. This is the resulting bracket..
One tip to remember is to allow clearance for your sheet metal when you are making your male & female dies.
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