>Are there any good references for a late learner to pick up some
>of this info/techniques/tools/jargon?
They do a lot of books on model engineering, which includes at least one on
sheet metal work. You can certainly order by 'phone using a credit card: you
may even be able to order by e-mail.
>I seem to remember back in the 80's (??) in the ham magazines a
>simple (and cheap) metal brake for bending light guage steel and
>aluminum just for this purpose. Anybody got any ideas if anything
>this is still available?
There's one made in Japan. It's available through Maplin in the UK: they are
a hobbyist type electronic bits supplier, more like Fry's than Radio Shack.
I could probably find the manufacturers address in Japan if that helps. They
are about the $110 mark here, and I expect cheaper in the US.
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