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Metal Basics

Materials
Cost and Amount required are approximate and not guarenteed.
Detailed descriptions are for those in countries that may not have the exact same item.

Tools
Items you may have to buy, but which you can reuse.

Metal Sheers:
Cost: Between $10.00 and $50.00
Buying Online:
Amazon.com list
Ammount Required:
One
Description:
Any kind of cutting utensil that will cut metal

Grinder/Sander
Cost: Hand held: $25-$100 Bench Grinder:$150-$250
Buying Online:
Hand held Bench Grinder
Ammount Required:
One
Description:

Sheet Metal Bender
Cost: $30 - $80
Buying Online:
Get2buynow search
Ammount Required:
One or something that does the same thing
Description:

Rubber Hammer
Cost: ?
Buying Online:
?
Ammount Required:
One
Description:
Used by people that repair car bodies. Heavy, but does not damage the surface of metal

 

Supplies
Items you will not be able to reuse (unless you have extra!)

Sheet Metal
Cost: ?
Buying on line:
Ammount Required:
Description: 1.2 millimeters thick. Codename, Aluminium 12/10. If you want 1 mm thickness, you have to ask for a 10/10 one

Sand Paper
Cost: $2- $5 per pack
Buying on line:
Abrasives on line
Ammount Required: A few packs
Description: paper with sand or other rough material used to rub on metal or wood to smooth surface

Liquid Metal
Cost - ?
Buying online: ?
Ammount Required: ?
Description: ACCIAIO RAPIDO BOSTIK or Bostik Rapid metal It's made up of two boxes that contains two liquid fluids. If you mix these, you will obtain a paste that dries in 5 minutes, and you can work on it with heavy tools. in fact it becomes metal pure at 95%

Basic Metal Instructions

Trace around templates on to sheet metal and carefully cut out. Grind edges to as smooth a finish as you can

 

Note only very tips of edges were ground

Sand to a polished look. Start with 150, then continue to finish with 250. 400 is for the final work.

 

Bend the metal to the correct shape

Assemble

 

 

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