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Nov 09, 2017 08:21 |  #4231

Nathan wrote in post #18492020 (external link)
I"m in need of bending a 1/4 steel flat to 90 degrees. I only need one bend made and it's a one time project, so I'd prefer not to purchase a tool.

Does anyone have access to a metal bending tool or a heavy duty vise that I can clamp and hammer a 90 degree bend into it?

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A quarter inch thick?!

That would take some major league hammering.

Maybe find a metal fab shop.......they would probably do it for next to nothing. Probably take them no more than a few minutes.


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Nov 09, 2017 10:01 as a reply to saea501's post |  #4232

Yeah, I don't know where I might find a metal fabrication shop on the Southshore.

I'm putting in one of those hanging barn doors in a tricky location and it'll require a small bend at one of the ends. The rail is a and 8ft 1/4 thick steel flat.


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Nov 09, 2017 13:20 |  #4233

saea501 wrote in post #18492533 (external link)
A quarter inch thick?!

That would take some major league hammering.

Maybe find a metal fab shop.......they would probably do it for next to nothing. Probably take them no more than a few minutes.

Or some serious heat..

This guy did it with a vice and a 1lb sledge: https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=AVdXVWSbBZ0 (external link)

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Nov 09, 2017 14:11 |  #4234

All Nathan needs to do this is a vice. Any hammer (vast majority of carpenter hammers are 16 ounce) will do in a pinch, but a sledge, or even ball peen, will make it easier.

If the resulting part is going to hold weight or be under stress, heating is a very good idea. A simple torch applied until it glows red will mean a bend with much less strength compromised.

Nathan I have all of the above, but my shop is about two hours drive from you.


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Nov 09, 2017 15:21 |  #4235

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Nov 10, 2017 12:34 |  #4236

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18492798 (external link)
If the resulting part is going to hold weight or be under stress, heating is a very good idea.

That's a good point. I just don't know how to do it. Heat prior to bending or heat after? How much does a torch cost, anyway? I'll check on Amazon.

I was thinking about purchasing a torch anyway... thinking of creating the barn door and burning it - yaki sugi-ita style.


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Nov 11, 2017 16:58 as a reply to Nathan's post |  #4237

I have a small mapp gas torch you can borrow if you like


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Nov 11, 2017 21:51 |  #4238

Nathan wrote in post #18493446 (external link)
That's a good point. I just don't know how to do it. Heat prior to bending or heat after? How much does a torch cost, anyway? I'll check on Amazon.

I was thinking about purchasing a torch anyway... thinking of creating the barn door and burning it - yaki sugi-ita style.

Put part in vice, heat to cherry red, hit with hammer.
Just like in the movies :)

Home Depot will have a Bernzomatic torch, they are cheap. About $16 for a head, and 3 dollars for a propane tank.


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Nov 12, 2017 10:51 |  #4239

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Nov 14, 2017 16:44 |  #4240

Nathan

How close to the edge of the part are you trying to bend it? What radius are you looking for. I work in Cambridge and we have a press that could bend that as long if it's not to close to the edge. Although for you end use of the part some hammer marks might be a nice touch.


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Nov 15, 2017 11:35 |  #4241

flyfisher wrote in post #18496498 (external link)
How close to the edge of the part are you trying to bend it? What radius are you looking for. I work in Cambridge and we have a press that could bend that as long if it's not to close to the edge. Although for you end use of the part some hammer marks might be a nice touch.

Oh, sweet. That'd save me tons of work. I have to measure it out more precisely tonight to see how the predrilled holes line up with the studs in the wall. I think the bend should be about 6 to 7 inches from the edge and I'm not too worried about bend radius.

Basically, the wall(s) I want to hang this track rail looks something like this... eagle eye view. door has nothing above it, just ceiling:

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Edit: So I've got an 8 ft steel flat. Studs are marked "s" at 6 inches, 24 inches, and 40 inches. The door opening is about 43 inches, so I'll need to bend it at about 4.5 inches on the short side. That part won't reach the next stud, so I'll use a butterfly anchor.

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Nov 17, 2017 06:20 as a reply to Nathan's post |  #4242

Nathan,

Send me pm and we can set something up, depending on the type of steel it is you might be better of f welding a separate piece at 90ยบ if it's not cold rolled it will probably crack bending it. I can also do the welding if it's necessary.


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