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Forum: Automotive Projects 05-26-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 18,274
Posted By dschumann
I've always loved the Barchetta. ...

I've always loved the Barchetta.

Influential is right. Lots of significant cars were based on its flowing minimalist lines.
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,647
Posted By dschumann
Cool! I hadn't even considered Tomassini until...

Cool! I hadn't even considered Tomassini until just recently. You aren't the only one suggesting this, btw.
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,647
Posted By dschumann
Great post. Thank you for such succinct, elegant,...

Great post. Thank you for such succinct, elegant, well-considered thoughts.

I'm going to go forward with this without fear of failure and just be happy with what will come.

Que sera, sera.
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,647
Posted By dschumann
I posted a well thought out reply last night...

I posted a well thought out reply last night which didn't actually post.

So, in sum, great suggestions.

Kent, your points are EXACTLY what I know I suck at, and why I haven't gone further in...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,647
Posted By dschumann
I see my communication skills are a bit off in...

I see my communication skills are a bit off in this forum. The whole point to mentioning that I am on the cusp of retirement and mentioning my aforethought in accumulating capital to purchase tools,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,647
Posted By dschumann
Thanks for that list of folks. I've already...

Thanks for that list of folks.

I've already been thinking about Lazze and Kent White. I'm also told that Ron Covell sometimes comes to Trick Tools in Pella Iowa, which is 20 minutes from my...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,647
Posted By dschumann
Thanks, Bill! That's kind of what I was...

Thanks, Bill!

That's kind of what I was thinking/hoping. Oddly enough, the metalshaping bug hit me in 1973, right after I saw "American Graffiti". I was 10 at the time.

My dad hated the old...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2017, 01:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,647
Posted By dschumann
Views on learning metalshaping at a later age

I am on my third month of a twelve month deployment, so I've had quite a bit of time to evaluate where I am, both skill-wise and financially, based on the fact that I'm 53.

Three months ago, I...
Forum: Business Classifieds 05-16-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,645
Posted By dschumann
After February 2018, I might be interested.

After February 2018, I might be interested.
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2017, 02:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,397
Posted By dschumann
Really ginchy looking ride, man!

Really ginchy looking ride, man!
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,562
Posted By dschumann
What kind of backing is he using for those? Is...

What kind of backing is he using for those? Is the bead cut into the piece of wood shown?
Forum: Introductions 05-05-2017, 02:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By dschumann
That'll do!!!!

That'll do!!!!
Forum: Introductions 05-04-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By dschumann
How cool! And coincidental. You sir, have...

How cool! And coincidental.

You sir, have great taste in motorbikes.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-30-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,490
Posted By dschumann
It's cheap and easy to make your own spot welder....

It's cheap and easy to make your own spot welder.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Spot-Welder/
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-30-2017, 03:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,368
Posted By dschumann
That would be an amazing project to demonstrate...

That would be an amazing project to demonstrate how to make complex curves, as well.

I plan on making a bike someday, and will do something like that to improve my metalshaping skills.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-29-2017, 03:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,550
Posted By dschumann
So, since they are the small hoses I bought from...

So, since they are the small hoses I bought from you, that is how they are currently hooked up to the regular sized lines, duh! I can't believe I didn't figure that out on my own!

So, it looks...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-28-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,550
Posted By dschumann
As I read into the product more thoroughly, I...

As I read into the product more thoroughly, I will need some kind of adapter to go from the regular sized disconnect to the small hose?

Drew
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-28-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,550
Posted By dschumann
Ah. That looks the treat. My regular size...

Ah. That looks the treat.

My regular size hose is much longer than I need, so I am thinking I will reduce the size of that hose, and rig a hose to hose to some regular size hose as well as the...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-28-2017, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,550
Posted By dschumann
Swapping out welding torches on O/A

So, I own my tanks and a nice little Meco Midget torch and lightweight hoses for welding tubing and sheet metal.

Is there a quicker and easier way to swap torches when I want to use a rosebud,...
Forum: Introductions 04-25-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By dschumann
Pictures!!!! Post lot of pictures. ...

Pictures!!!! Post lot of pictures.

Personally, I thought the 20s was the best decades for motorcycles and British flat tanks were the best looking 20s bikes.

I am actually considering building...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-22-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,638
Posted By dschumann
I don't get those who say MIG is easy. I'm an...

I don't get those who say MIG is easy. I'm an "ok" O/A welder and have spent literally WEEKS trying to learn to MIG. All I can do is porcupine quills and surface laid gobs. And, oh yeah, random...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-20-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By dschumann
An' don't grind your welds on tubing. ...

An' don't grind your welds on tubing.

Majority of the strength is in the fillet.
Forum: Introductions 04-18-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By dschumann
I'm with you. Except for me my journey has been...

I'm with you. Except for me my journey has been 20 years long. STILL haven't found the time/money to do the classes.

Classes first, tools after.

Drew
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-18-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,570
Posted By dschumann
OK - I'm a bit confused about the "no rinse". ...

OK - I'm a bit confused about the "no rinse".

I was under the impression that if you didn't rinse MFR, it'd just keep eating through the metal.
Forum: Introductions 04-13-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By dschumann
Well, that didn't work out the way I thought

As I stated in my introduction, I was looking at getting out of military contracting after retirement about a year ago. So here I am, back in Afghanistan, at least until February of 2018, unless I...
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