What is the best way of bending the collar plate?

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    What is the best way of bending the collar plate?

    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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    Re: What is the best way of bending the collar plate?

    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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    Re: What is the best way of bending the collar plate?

    I ended up bending it over a large pan!


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    Re: What is the best way of bending the collar plate?

    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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    Re: What is the best way of bending the collar plate?

    Revan said: View Post
    I ended up bending it over a large pan!
    Nice Job!

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    Re: What is the best way of bending the collar plate?

    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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