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    Stepped Fingers for Harbor Freight 3 in1 Brake

    Working on the van wiring I designed a small box for the rear to hold some relays, a fuse block, a barrier strip and a Maxi-Fuse. The box is fully enclosed and has 3/4" wide flanges on the inside for the lid to bolt to.

    Doing all of the bends was no problem until we had to close up the last two sides.
    The top flanges just wouldn't let the 8" finger pass to do the complete bend. We got about 15 degrees out of it.

    We decided to make a couple of 2 1/2" wide stepped fingers so the flange will slide past the finger and let us complete the bend. Here they are mounted in the brake.

    And a close up of the clearance we had to the inside flange during bending.

    continued in next post....
    Last edited by astroracer; 08-04-2013 at 05:37 PM.

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    Here you can see the opposite side is already bent and the last one is well on it's way.

    All bent up and welded corners

    Mark

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    Thanks astroracer! I've added your Stepped Fingers for Sheetmetal Brake to our Brakes and Presses category, as well as to your builder page: astroracer's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:



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