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Old 17-05-18
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So I bought an awning for the NP and found an issue with the L shaped brackets - with them 'turned' up the awning sits a bit high for my liking, but with them in the down position the awning hits the roof. "No Problem" I said - will make my own custom brackets out of 5mm steel bar.

I needed a way of neatly bending the bar rather than the usual stick it in the vise and smack the end over. The bed is made out of 3 pieces of 5mm angle I welded together:



Welds are done with a cheap inverter machine off ebay. Not the neatest but my excuse is I haven't welded anything in past 20 years or so.



To attach the top part to the press I drilled & tapped two holes in a coupling:








Haven't made the brackets yet but did test on a bit of scrap and it bends 5mm bar without any effort at all.

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nicely done.
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Yeah, good one mate. I like a bit of ingenuity – a hydraulic press is the one thing I haven’t got in my workshop that I would like – finding room is the problem. A very handy gadget.

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Love it. 🖒

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finding room is the problem. A very handy gadget.

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Geoff
Yeah I know what you mean. Mine is just a baby bench-mounted job. I bought it on a bit of a whim when supercrap had a sale on and never used it for ages. Since I used it the first time though it seems to be one of those tools I wonder how I lived without!

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Love it. ��

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Thanks

If you like that then you'll probably love this site (one of my favourites):

http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/

If ever I win lotto then I'm retiring to the shed and building as many as those as possible!

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