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=====Making the Joint=====
 
=====Making the Joint=====
  
* Mark out the width of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemming_and_seaming '''Hem'''].
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* Mark out the width of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemming_and_seaming '''Hem'''].
 
* Fold initially to an acute angle using '''[[Folding Bars]]''' and '''[[Hatchet Stake]]''' or '''[[Bench Folder]]'''.
 
* Fold initially to an acute angle using '''[[Folding Bars]]''' and '''[[Hatchet Stake]]''' or '''[[Bench Folder]]'''.
 
* Use a '''[[Boxwood Mallet|Boxwood]]''' or '''[[Rawhide Mallet]]''' to beat it flat down on to a '''[[Bench Block]]''' or similar surface.  
 
* Use a '''[[Boxwood Mallet|Boxwood]]''' or '''[[Rawhide Mallet]]''' to beat it flat down on to a '''[[Bench Block]]''' or similar surface.  

Latest revision as of 10:59, 30 May 2017

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Description

The edges of thin sheet metals can be extremely sharp and dangerous, especially when cut, so often need to be made 'safe'. The simplest way to achieve this is to fold the metal over on itself along the edge. This is known as making a Safe Edge (or Hem).

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Making the Joint

Note: Use a Mallet and not a Hammer to avoid stretching the metal as it is struck (this would cause the edge to curl and distort).



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