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    Oct 15, 2010, 5:12 PM - What is the best way of bending the collar plate? #1

    This is my first atempt at bending armor. What is the best way to go about bending a collar plate made from 2mm aluminum?

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    Oct 15, 2010, 5:20 PM - Re: What is the best way of bending the collar plate? #2

    Call the Hulk!


    Seriously though, you could use a vice, some pliers and a metal pole to get a nice curve.
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    Oct 17, 2010, 12:28 PM - Re: What is the best way of bending the collar plate? #3

    I ended up bending it over a large pan!

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    Oct 17, 2010, 9:34 PM - Re: What is the best way of bending the collar plate? #4

    Wow! When I was working on metal armor a while back I tried to just bed it with my hands... I had two subtle lines where the metal was stressed. This looks great!
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    Oct 17, 2010, 10:48 PM - Re: What is the best way of bending the collar plate? #5

    Quote Revan said: View Post
    I ended up bending it over a large pan!
    Nice Job!
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    Oct 20, 2010, 8:23 AM - Re: What is the best way of bending the collar plate? #6

    Good job!
    Ideally, you want to "Roll" the metal over a smooth round/tubular surface. This keeps you from getting creases in the metal.

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