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.
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These are the jigs for bending the metal. This idea came from a member of this forum, but I have forgotten his name.
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The jig is secured in a bench vise.
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Metal tends to spring back some after bending so bend a little past 90 degrees
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insert sheet into groove and fold over
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one bending jig is full lenth of sheet, the second is shorter to allow for first bend.
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The finished product
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