I thought that I would share my method for making the metal cover for my telescoping covers. Comments welcome.
I cut the aluminum on the table saw using a cross cut sled. Cover the blade with a short length of board to protect from flying metal fragments.
These are the jigs for bending the metal. This idea came from a member of this forum, but I have forgotten his name.
The jig is secured in a bench vise.
Metal tends to spring back some after bending so bend a little past 90 degrees
insert sheet into groove and fold over
one bending jig is full lenth of sheet, the second is shorter to allow for first bend.
The finished product