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Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 10-09-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By metal manny
I bought the Meco Midget torch and love its...

I bought the Meco Midget torch and love its lightweight feel, but found that it gets too hot in the handle after protracted welding, which makes me think it's working near its maximum limit?...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-03-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,595
Posted By metal manny
Carl, congrats on the October award! Well...

Carl, congrats on the October award! Well deserved...
Forum: Introductions 07-23-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By metal manny
This acquaintance of mine did it this way... ...

This acquaintance of mine did it this way...


http://www.allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=12908&highlight=cobra+buck
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-26-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By metal manny
Many ways to achieve this and we all do things...

Many ways to achieve this and we all do things differently. Came across this cheap method, using potters clay to style up a model, if you wish to see exactly what the final shape will look like for...
Forum: Introductions 06-19-2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By metal manny
Welcome Mike I'm sure you're going to love this...

Welcome Mike
I'm sure you're going to love this forum. Lots of super-talented metal shapers who love sharing their expertise...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-13-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,947
Posted By metal manny
Love the scope and challenge of this build!...

Love the scope and challenge of this build! Looking forward to the developments as they come...


Just a question, Joel for you and perhaps Bob. Based on what I understand, wouldn't it be...
Forum: Buck Building 06-13-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,774
Posted By metal manny
The suggestions forwarded by Mark G and Kelly are...

The suggestions forwarded by Mark G and Kelly are spot on.



Polyester resins and lacquer (volatile) solvents etc. make short work of styrenes.



I also work with this stuff in the film...
Forum: Announcements 06-05-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By metal manny
Great site; fantastic resource. Thank you Dan

Great site; fantastic resource. Thank you Dan
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-31-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,935
Posted By metal manny
Delightful looking machine! Super fun;)

Delightful looking machine! Super fun;)
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By metal manny
Hi Bob I'm not sure of the steel grade...

Hi Bob
I'm not sure of the steel grade originally used by Chicago. You say you have the material to remake the fingers, and I assume you have ordinary mild steel bar which you'll mill to fit the...
Forum: Buck Building 05-09-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 26,791
Posted By metal manny
[/QUOTE] Next time I have a feeling to do...

[/QUOTE] Next time I have a feeling to do something similar, would go and lie on the bed and hope it goes away...[/QUOTE]


but you know it won't...:lol:
Forum: Buck Building 05-07-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 26,791
Posted By metal manny
Hey Cobus Long time, no chat.... Well done on...

Hey Cobus
Long time, no chat.... Well done on your build and cudos to you for sheer guts and determination to get this gargantuan task completed. Mighty impressive!

Your buck, in my estimation,...
Forum: Comments and Suggestions 03-28-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,139
Posted By metal manny
Hi Steve. Based on prices I've seen on ebay for...

Hi Steve.
Based on prices I've seen on ebay for P21's and P201's (same machine with some different features), which are on auction for around 25k US, $2,500 is a bargain in your territory!

I own...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-14-2018, 02:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,101
Posted By metal manny
Hi Mike Lovely machine you have there. ...

Hi Mike

Lovely machine you have there.

I suspect that that info will be hard to come by, but there is a firm in the US which has taken over the fabrication and distribution (license) of these...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By metal manny
Hi Constantin You don't explain what you're...

Hi Constantin

You don't explain what you're trying to achieve in the finished product, so assume you're making a fender-like shape by stretching with a bossing mallet?

It looks like you need to...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-13-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,545
Posted By metal manny
Or... you could build this gauge for yourself for...

Or... you could build this gauge for yourself for only a few dollars from readily available hardware.

The flexible strip is scrap 4mm pvc sheet, but other flexible materials can be used. The...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-12-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,566
Posted By metal manny
Keep on going Leif... You'll get finished...

Keep on going Leif...

You'll get finished eventually and have more shaping confidence and knowledge than when you started.

With all that Jag power and suspension, you'll have a super smooth...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,847
Posted By metal manny
Quite right, Dave. The rivet gun is workable by...

Quite right, Dave. The rivet gun is workable by means of a lever or cam actuating the trigger linked via a foot control so you can 'feather' the intensity of the action.

Similarly, if you have a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,847
Posted By metal manny
When you mention 'planishing hammer', are you...

When you mention 'planishing hammer', are you referring to a commercially produced unit like Chicago Pneumatic, or a unit easily available today (usually of eastern origin) which commonly uses an air...
Forum: Beginner Projects 02-21-2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,151
Posted By metal manny
I also love it! Thanks for sharing and...

I also love it! Thanks for sharing and congratulations.

Your skills will only get better and better as you proceed
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-05-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,125
Posted By metal manny
Second that... This device could seemingly...

Second that...

This device could seemingly work for any cone, however it pre-determines the diameters of the cone ends based on a determined length, which isn't usually practical?

To my...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-30-2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,407
Posted By metal manny
Awesome project beautifully executed...:)

Awesome project beautifully executed...:)
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-10-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,561
Posted By metal manny
This is a fantastic effort! I also built a...

This is a fantastic effort!

I also built a car at around your age but did not know how to shape metal and used glass fibre. Wish I had had your knowledge when I was 28 years younger!

Keep it...
Forum: Introductions 11-29-2017, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By metal manny
Welcome to the class...:)

Welcome to the class...:)
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By metal manny
Correct, Joe! As an Alfa enthusiast, I can...

Correct, Joe! As an Alfa enthusiast, I can confirm that design-wise, they're always years ahead of their time...:cool:
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