Showing posts with label workshop equipment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label workshop equipment. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

"How To Make A Folding Machine For Sheet Metal Work" # 1

So here is the # 1 manual in the Workshop Equipment series " How To Make A Folding Machine For Sheet Metal Work" or in short a "brake".

When you look at it you will say "this has been uploaded before" and you would be right. The previous upload was the poor quality file I had downloaded, out of alignment, smugged, and a few pages missing.

I have cleaned it up and repackaged it. If you are collecting these, this is the preferred copy.

To download "How To Make A Folding Machine For Sheet Metal Work" # 1, go to my Books - Free Downloads page. # 69 - 4 MB - pdf.



Wednesday, November 7, 2018

How To Make A Hand-Operated Holepunch

So as mentioned before I will be uploading a few more "Workshop Equipment" series titles, published by Intermediate Technology Publications.

Today you can download "# 7 How To Make A Hand-Operated Holepunch". As I mentioned before I have taken a bit of time to assemble this file, and you will not find a cleaner version of this title on the internet.

I would consider this project one of the more advanced in the 10 volume series. If you have not done a lot of metalworking before, it is important to go slow and verify your work continually before welding up your assemblies. The finished hole punch will be a great time saver for anyone who requires a lot of holes in sheet metal. It will punch holes up to 25mm or 31/32" in 16 guage  material.

Probably the hardest part of the project will be, making up accurate punch dies. Above 9/32 to 31/32, lacking a suitable supplier, you will have to make your own. Instructions are in the manual.

For holes 9/32 or smaller a cheap alternative is to adapt the punch dies from a hand hole punch, done easily enough.This inexpensive set cost only $34, 10 years ago. It works, but it is a slow process. Installing the dies in your new holepunch would greatly speed things up.


So If you would like to download this nice plan manual, go to my Books - Free Downloads page. # 64 - 4.4 MB - pdf.


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

How To Make A Pipe-Bending Machine

So I have mentioned "The Workshop Equipment Series" before, published by Intermediate Technology Publications. There are 10 manuals in the series covering a variety of workshop equipment, mostly metalworking. I have three paper titles and over the years have found 8 of the 10 titles on line. I am still missing # 8 and # 9. The problem with the downloaded titles is the poor quality of the scans, missing pages, and poor page alignments.

So I decided to do my own scan of one of my paper copies, "# 5 How To Make A Pipe-Bending Machine". I can safely say that this is the best quality scan, of one of these titles, that you will find on the internet.

The plans in this series were all well developed, materials are common steel sections, and similar materials. One requirement of most of these projects is a basic ability to do welding in your shop.

So if you would like to download this plan, to build a piece of essential shop equipment, go to my
Books - Free Downloads page. # 63 - 3 MB - pdf