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    I'm back to working on the Plymouth. It finally cooled down, and I stepped away from my efforts at the post so I actually have some time now.

    I realized that my female die isn't right. I was so focused on making the inner piece profile that I forgot to allow for it to be also used for the outer profile. Anyway, the fix involved removing pieces from the Male die sections, and welding them into the female die. So that is accomplished, just needs the welds ground smooth.

    The Male die sections are ready to be final - ground and welded together, and ground smooth.

    The next step of the journey will involve fabricobbling the sheet metal brake. First I'll weld a frame for my table top, which has warped from perching upon the old cabinet, which is warped from the weight of a 1/4" steel plate. The far side will be a meaty chunk of I beam to accommodate the bending assembly. Which - must be yet envisioned exactly. I'll figure it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird77clone View Post

    The next step of the journey will involve fabricobbling the sheet metal brake. First I'll weld a frame for my table top, which has warped from perching upon the old cabinet, which is warped from the weight of a 1/4" steel plate. The far side will be a meaty chunk of I beam to accommodate the bending assembly. Which - must be yet envisioned exactly. I'll figure it out.
    There is a lot of imagery packed into this little paragraph....I love "fabricobbling"....
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