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post #11 of 16
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you can heat it up a little and get a clamp to hold and bend while heating. Its actually not that hard. You just need something that can heat the metal up a bit like a blow torch. That is if its thick. But if its less aluminum you can probably bend it very easily with a clamp.

Thank you quite a lot that really helped biggrin.gif
Anyway is there a way to bend aluminum in a perfect angle (45 degrees [as perfect as possible]) with a clamp? ...or do I just have to estimate? ...and play around with it a bit?
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post #12 of 16
i would just try to do it by eye for a little bit then get a protractor to measure the bend and try to get it as close as possible.
EDIT: make sure its even when you start bending or else you will have a wasted piece of aluminum sheet.
EDIT 2: Something like this

Edited by jach11 - 7/30/11 at 3:17pm
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i would just try to do it by eye for a little bit then get a protractor to measure the bend and try to get it as close as possible.
EDIT: make sure its even when you start bending or else you will have a wasted piece of aluminum sheet.
EDIT 2: Something like this
Answers:
Alright I will do that then
"EDIT" Answer: Thank you I will try my best haha
"EDIT 2" Answer: That's the tool to use? Alrighty
Thank you very very much for answering (so fast, too)
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post #14 of 16
The amount in distortion induced by a cut is heavily but not totaly dependant upon the cutting technique, and experience of the operator.Accurate bends are done with the help of a tool called a "brake" this tool is by no means a new development.
Edited by PCCstudent - 7/31/11 at 1:03am
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Wood is going to be the most forgiving material with Acrylic next. Metal requires plenty of tools and lots of know how to really get started , wood on the other hand a few tools and you can get a decent case together, acrylic requires the least amount of tools as a dremel a few exacto knives can do wonders
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