Jackdawg Posted July 18, 2016 Share Posted July 18, 2016 Had a go at the search function, and didn't find anything, so that probably means this is a dumb question - but here goes anyway. I want to make a mount frame for my electric motor on my kayak, part of doing this means shaping aluminium to both the hull form, as well as to curve it to grip the shaft of the motor. My question is that given aluminiums propensity to crack when bent / folded, can you use heat to help shape the metal to get away from that risk? IE can you work aluminium like you can steel? I know it does change colour as it heats, but I am not looking to approach forging (if possible with aluminium) or indeed melting temp, just to make it easier to shape. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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