Grizzly Model G4011 Sheet Metal Machine for the Shop (Slip Roll, Shear and Brake)

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I’ve been wanting a Metal Brake in the shop for a long time, and Rich Soby mentioned he had one for sale a while back so I bought it. I had a folding brake in mind, but this one looks to be a very useful machine. In fact, I might be better off with this type machine than what I had planned on originally.

 

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Optimizing Shop Space (or: A Corner Shelf From Scrap)

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There is a corner in my shop that is more or less dead space. For some reason its too small to fit any machines in, and all kind of Use-it-once-a-month stuff finds it’s way there. I don’t have enough room in my shop to waste any space, and this space was crying to get filled with something for quite a while. I can’t put a filing cabinet or any conventional kind of shelf in there; its just too small an area.

About a month ago, one of the contractors at work sold me a small pile of plate steel for what amounts to beer money. I have been sitting on about 600 LBS of 7/16″ fish plate in varying shapes. I had one 36″ round that looked like it would be a good candidate  for a corner shelf, if it was quartered.

 

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