Home made brake / finger brake, part 1.building the brake

I wanted a brake that would bend metal thicker than 18 gauge, and not cost a fortune. After looking at a couple videos of what others had made, I made a couple of sketches. and somewhere along the way I decided on at least 14 gauge. And the idea that It could be a finger brake. I have bent 4" wide 1/8 steel. I think it would do 6" wide 1/8 steel. but I have not tried it yet