Make your own metal brake

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Check out this scan of an article that ran in Popular Mechanics in September of 1958 on how to make your own bending brake. I won’t go as far as saying that a mill is 100% necessary because I’m sure there is some greasebag out there who is crazy enough to crank this out using a hacksaw, a drill and a set of files. Nonetheless, a mill would come in handy to crank out the metal pieces. Cool stuff any which way; a nice tool to have around the shop.

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(Via: the chopper underground)

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