I was thinking of trying to make a cooler mount using two 1/8"x3"x48" pieces of aluminum. Inspired by this NRS one
but mine would be a giant "U" with hooks on both ends, so not adjustable and no cam strap. I know zero about metal working. Questions,
Is 1/8" strong enough?
To curve the ends, I was thinking to take a 1.25" wood dowel, screw the end of the alu to it, clamp the alu about 4" from where it's screwed, and then "wind" the dowel. I'd drill a couple of holes radially through the dowel and put big screwdrivers through for winding leverage.
Think this will work? Alternative suggestions welcome. Thanks.