Bending Aluminum Enclosures on a Homemade Brake

To bend 3mm aluminum plate to make custom project enclosures, British DIY audio enthusiast Rupert Hirst starts by cutting a channel along the inside of the intended bend, on a table saw, to a depth of 1mm, with a blade about 3mm thick. Then he uses a homemade bending brake to actually form the bend. The results, as you can see, are really impressive. [via Hack a Day]

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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