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Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-16-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Rick, the short stroke bodies are completely...

Rick, the short stroke bodies are completely different so the only practical way to do it is build a second hammer frame that mounts the hand held head. Years ago I tried a short barrel in the long...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 06-18-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Kerry, I always wondered how you made those deep...

Kerry, I always wondered how you made those deep cuts on all that rectangular tubing……. so now I know. I’m glad you don’t live closer, otherwise I’d probably be over there looking at that saw. At 71...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 06-08-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Iím not going to knock it because thatís the way...

Iím not going to knock it because thatís the way I used to do it and itís structurally sound. However I donít miss for one second all the grinding, the grinding dust & grit all over the shop & on my...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
The missing link (well bushings) for home builders.

Check out from 6:24 on in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5WFKp3omEg&t=388s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5WFKp3omEg&t=388s)
this 31 Chevy rat rod build for a way to make your own custom sized...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-20-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Iím not a big Eastwood fan but Winfield has...

Iím not a big Eastwood fan but Winfield has certainly paid his dues so this is worth watching :). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87fuTnBS2bE&t=107s...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 05-12-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Kent, this is what my CP hammer experience has...

Kent, this is what my CP hammer experience has been. I picked up 3 pedestal hammers plus some parts (one 24Ē & two 12Ē) when Edkins air tools closed. I bought 8 CP hammers from Grumman (one 36Ē,...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-12-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Another neat idea done with minimal tooling....

Another neat idea done with minimal tooling. Thanks for sharing. ~ John Buchtenkirch<O:p</O:p
Forum: Individual Classifieds 05-09-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
CP fender hammer up for auction

I have a hand held CP fender hammer listed on eBay now Vintage auto body fender hammer. Chicago Pneumatic planishing hammer. Pettingell...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-07-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 375,183
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Absolutely sweet idea Jack. Once again very nice...

Absolutely sweet idea Jack. Once again very nice results with inexpensive and or shop built tooling. I love it and thank you for sharing. ~ John Buchtenkirch<O:p</O:p
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-05-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 375,183
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Kind of a short related story. Some 10 or 15...

Kind of a short related story. Some 10 or 15 years ago I read a story about stylists written by a retired GM stylist. After they get the clay body pretty close to what they feel is correct they cover...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Having a window slip down at high speed and the...

Having a window slip down at high speed and the accompanying blast of air would be very unnerving for me & likely most people. So I just have to believe thereís got to be some type of positive way to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Watched it several times and didnít see any...

Watched it several times and didnít see any beltsÖÖ.. thatís why I was asking :confused:. Back in my day (early seventies) the most serious street racers used belts with Velcro to position plastic...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Race car windows ???

Just wondering about the race car inspired windows at 3:35 in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XISoGSeNZtg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XISoGSeNZtg)
, can they really lock at any...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-10-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 375,183
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Kind of a good thing to remind people of at this...

Kind of a good thing to remind people of at this point isÖÖÖ as far as I know all curved side windows are tempered glass which cannot be cut :mad: to fit any opening. Most people do know this, itís...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-01-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 375,183
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
YesÖÖÖ. and the most humbling thing is his work...

YesÖÖÖ. and the most humbling thing is his work seems to be accomplished with mostly entry level equipment, no multi thousand dollar power hammers, Eckolds or Pullmaxes. It makes me happy to see a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Maybe it was that he had given up reproducing the...

Maybe it was that he had given up reproducing the 1 foot throat CP hammers because of lack of time. It was several months ago that I talked to him so I might have gotten some things mixed up. Sorry...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-20-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 375,183
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Jack, I assume you are talking about the magnetic...

Jack, I assume you are talking about the magnetic holder on the stainless ??? I just assumed you had a chunk of mild steel on the other side of the stainless. Besides that who is going to question...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
He is closed up for now :mad:, he is in the same...

He is closed up for now :mad:, he is in the same boat as me taking care of a very elderly mother. It takes more time than you would think :eek:. ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Metalshaping videos on-line 03-10-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
It just hurts my eyes to watch him cut out those...

It just hurts my eyes to watch him cut out those blanks :eek:. Thank goodness we have snips and even Uni-Shears available. ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-21-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,166
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
We take good vision for granted - and are then at...

We take good vision for granted - and are then at a loss when things change with age ... and the struggle to see becomes a major event in the shop.
I've watched this welding-vision struggle for...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-20-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,166
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Magnifiers in the helmet and extra illumination...

Magnifiers in the helmet and extra illumination on the weld but occasionally I still wonder off the panel split. Hope to try the helmet mounted lights someday but sadly at 70 my best tig welds were...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-19-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,996
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I like the raised edge going completely around...

I like the raised edge going completely around the opening and I understand the reversed louvers but arenít the clamshells facing the wrong way to let the heat out :confused: I guess the owner could...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-11-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Itís just plumberís string or wicking. Itís...

Itís just plumberís string or wicking. Itís available at any plumberís supply house or old school hardware stores. It shouldnít be a problem to find and itís very reasonably priced. ~ John...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-10-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
How to avoid leaking compressor piping

For too many years I beat myself up trying different sealers & methods when installing new air pipes in my shop. It was very discouraging to have to remove 4 or 6 fresh joints just to tighten one...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-06-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,668
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Iíd say a 4Ē to 6Ē jump would be more like it. I...

Iíd say a 4Ē to 6Ē jump would be more like it. I saw this problem quite often because I was a heavy man in the collision business for quite a few years. Many times I was talked into correcting other...
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