As the deadline keeps moving closer, I worked all weekend to get further along with this project. There is so much that needs to get done! Lucky for me, David kept coming and helped me bending the 16ga sheet metal for the shelves, which would have been pretty hard to do by myself! Feel free to check out the pictures!
Monday morning I got a call from JIT Powder Coating, and I was able to pick up the finished pieces, and deliver them to JD Woodworks, so they can fit all their pieces to the frames.
Then I finished all the frame pieces and added support tabs.
Here they are mounted to the vertical frames!
A closeup of the side wall. These frames will support an L-shaped bench seat.
The same situation on the backwall.
Some added angles in certain locations.
Like here, to support panels in the corner of the display.
Here is a simple jig for sheet metal bending. I cut the parts, and David welded them together, and bolted the jig to the welding table.
After cutting the 16ga sheet metal to size for the shelves, David and I set up a jig for repetetive kerfing the sheet metal prior to bending.
Here are the two kerfs that will allow us to hand bend the piece, and it will define the front edge of the shelf.
Clamping a sheet metal piece to the top of the Jig.
Just a peek underneath to show the location of the kerf line next to the bending tube.
After hand bending both sides together, David and I used some 2×4’s to clamp it all the way down.
All the pieces after bending.
All the shelves with the end caps welded in place and after finish grinding.