Bending flashing without a brake

Blog entry by Craftsman on the Lake posted 03-13-2012 10:57 PM 19641 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple video that will show how I bend flashing for a small job. A brake is nice but if you don’t bend stuff much then having one is a luxury that isn’t needed much.

-- Tryin'

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posted 03-14-2012 12:30 AM

Dan: A great job on th.

-- Retired in Delaware

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posted 03-14-2012 02:26 AM

You are a video natural Dan—very cool.

Flip video camera, per chance? I just got one; I’m just learning some of the editing nuances.

I recently approached a local contractor about doing an interview with me (I have video aspirations too, I guess) – and he just froze. Really outgoing/nice guy, but as soon as I mentioned doing a video it was clear it was a “no way.” You seem like you’re just talking to someone in the room. Like you have some serious past experience. Will definitely check out some of the other stuff on your YouTube channel!

-- Mark, Jersey Shore, http://www.all-about-the-house.com

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posted 03-14-2012 11:18 AM

Actually Mark it’s an older DV camcorder, panasonic. I feed it into imovie on my Mac. It turns editing with effects and such into a no brainer. I was a teacher for 30 years so the gift of gab is built in. Now if I can just do something about the bald spot and shabby sheik look! My wife was looking at the video yesterday. I apologized to her for being married to me. I said, “Inside is the mentality of George Clooney. Outside is some old derelict.

Actually this was the first time bending flashing for trim. I’ve done it for roofing which isn’t really bending flashing. It’s more like hammering it to fit.

I have other youtube stuff but some of it is without explanation. Check out Lumberjocks as that’s where the posts make sense as the videos were made for that location.

Thanks for the comments.

-- Tryin'

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posted 07-29-2013 04:59 PM

Great idea. Just one suggestion though. I think using a nice 6” piece of 2×4 in between the hammer and the steel when hammering the edge would maybe be a little safer for us amateurs, if you know what I mean.

This is inspiring. Will probably take this task on since these guys I solicited on Craigslist want an arm and a leg for doing a small job. My problem is I got bends that are not 90 degree but I figure if I get them close it will look fine.

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posted 03-23-2016 04:21 AM

I watched the video and I think you have done a great job. From the video I am able to know how to bend flashing for a small job. Thank you so much for sharing this post here. I am expecting more on this blog!
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posted 06-09-2016 05:06 AM

This video is very much helpful to learn how to bend flashing without a brake. I appreciate you for sharing this post here. I am expecting more informative posts on this blog. Keep updating!
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