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Test 2 of The Box and Pan Brake – Making Progress

Using Deep C clamps to clamp the clamping board

In the last post about the brake “The Second Baby-Step with the Box and Pan Brake , the problem I had was the clamping board slipped backward when I bent the metal. This gave me a very rounded corner. To fix that problem I purchased

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A Lead-Acid Battery Desulfator – a reason to learn KiCad

Partial Schematic for the Desulfator

Not every project has to be your own design. However, it is good to understand the design once you do copy and build a design. That way you can modify, extend, and enhance the design to make it the way you want it to be. There is another very

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The Second Baby-Step with the Box and Pan Brake.

The clamp board with the steel edge

Remember, the reason babies are made close to the ground is so when they fall they don’t have very far to fall. Well, I am no baby, but I can avoid wasting a lot of time, money, and effort by moving forward in small steps and testing

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LibreCAD Tutorial – Adding Blocks to the Parts Library

A small library of nuts

In this tutorial we are taking the library of nuts we have created the final step and adding them to the Library Browser. Although this sounds as if it is a minor step there are a lot of gotcha’s and things to think about. Foremost of all is as

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LibreCAD Tutorial – Building and Using a Library of Parts.

Finally we are to a point of building a library of parts to use over and over in different drawings. In this video I show one way of using a library of those parts in your actual drawings. I call this the cut and paste method. In the next video I will show you

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Progress on the Sheet Metal Box and Pan Brake.

The Brake Base and Hinged Board

I have mortised the hinges using the fixture I described in “Making a Hinge Mortising Fixture” and have assembled the boards as I described in “The Hinged Plate for a Sheet Metal Bending Brake”. Like always there is good news and there is bad news. I think there

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LibreCAD Tutorial – Using Blocks Part 2

This is a continuation of the previous post: Using Blocks Part 1. Many modify functions in LibreCAD work fine with blocks. These functions such as trim, scale, copy, and mirror do not affect the block. However, functions such as round, bevel, & stretch would modify the block so those cannot be used with blocks. Please

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