Any idea how to bend aluminum plate smoothly?
Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:47 PM
Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:02 PM
Use a vise and slowly hammer it over. If you can clamp something in there with it that has a small radius on it the better. If you force it over a crisp edge, it'll crack for sure.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:21 PM
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:25 AM
As for the material choice, the plans call for aluminum or stainless, and I had a piece of aluminum. One really nice thing about aluminum is that you can cut it with a carbide blade on a tablesaw like butter.