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#1 Frost Auto

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 07:21 AM

 
Step 1
Mark out edge to be wired, with approx 8mm extra for making the wired edge. Use G104 Aviation Snips to cut to the 8mm line.
 
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Step 2
Using Swage fit the jenny wheels to throw up an edge along the marked line (about 45 degrees).
 
Step 3
Use the wiring wheels to form a U shape along the crease previously formed, the work piece will have to be tipped to so as to come down the face of the top wheel.
 
Step 4
Insert the wire in the U and trap it by using a hammer on the open edge at approx 150 mm intervals.
 
Step 5
Put the closing wheels on the machine and set the gauge approx 6mm behind the top wheel.
 
Step 6
Run along the length of the wired edge closing it sufficiently to securely trap the wire all the length.
 
Step 7
Set the closing wheel to one thickness of metal (about 1mm) and run down the edge again to give a full length, even finish.

 



#2 Richie83

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:08 AM

Could you add some photos? Just a suggestion.

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:30 AM

Erm......What's a wired edge?

#4 panky

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:40 AM

The edge of the sheet metal is formed around a length of wire to strengthen it - think of the wing edges on an old 30's car with big flowing wings.



#5 jakejakejake1

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:01 AM

Something like this: 

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It adds strength to the edge of a panel, plus it looks quite nice if done properly.



#6 Frost Auto

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:34 PM

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