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Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-16-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By Charlie Myres
I would use rolls to make the cone, or if they...

I would use rolls to make the cone, or if they are too small for that, fold them around a mandrel and then weld, or solder them along the seam,

Cheers Charlie
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-24-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 284,140
Posted By Charlie Myres
Your attention to detail is admirable sir! :)

Your attention to detail is admirable sir! :)
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,947
Posted By Charlie Myres
Nice work Joel. When I make flanges, I cut...

Nice work Joel.

When I make flanges, I cut out the disc sometimes circular; or just like you did it then I drill a hole in the centre to take a mandrel with a nut on it and grip the mandrel in...
Forum: Beginner Projects 09-07-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By Charlie Myres
I think this is the best instructional post I...

I think this is the best instructional post I have read on this site!

Cliffy you have a natural talent, not only with your hands, but also with the pen. :)

Fantastic work too by the way! :)
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Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,686
Posted By Charlie Myres
I do the same as John, but I use a piece of very...

I do the same as John, but I use a piece of very thin leather instead of a rag; but you probably know that already Bill, seeing that you have done such a good job already.

Once you have the metal...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-01-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 77,433
Posted By Charlie Myres
Fantastic work as usual Neil! Seeing that...

Fantastic work as usual Neil!

Seeing that you made that bonnet frame by hand, without a machine I vote you Metal-shaper of the Year.

Cheers Charlie
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-31-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By Charlie Myres
Can't see your pictures Mike. :confused: ...

Can't see your pictures Mike. :confused:

Cheers Charlie
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-26-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,595
Posted By Charlie Myres
Nice work Carl!

Nice work Carl!
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By Charlie Myres
Lovely work Peter! Let this...

Lovely work Peter!

Let this babe-in-the-woods have an educated guess at a process which might work.
* Roll and slap the cone with a straight axis over a forming-stake.
* Stretch the return with...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-09-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 23,632
Posted By Charlie Myres
From small dumpy and boring to graceful and...

From small dumpy and boring to graceful and elegant - such genius!
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-24-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,947
Posted By Charlie Myres
Don't forget to cover the glass, before a spark...

Don't forget to cover the glass, before a spark sticks to it!

Cheers Charlie
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-15-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 77,433
Posted By Charlie Myres
By Jingo you are good at this! I want to...

By Jingo you are good at this!

I want to make one of those machines as well :) Any chance of some more photos of the machine while it is working?

Cheers Charlie
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-08-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,584
Posted By Charlie Myres
Thoughts from an inexpert. Imagine looking at...

Thoughts from an inexpert.
Imagine looking at the edge of a piece of metal with a small dent (low spot) in it.

With a dolly close to the shape of the panel, under the low pushing upwards; one...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-14-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,593
Posted By Charlie Myres
I don't regret for a second buying mine about 5...

I don't regret for a second buying mine about 5 years ago, it is a very versatile and useful bender.

Every machine has its limitations, it is what makes metal-work interesting sometimes :)
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Forum: Introductions 06-13-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,190
Posted By Charlie Myres
Welcome Alan. Your Magnabend is a seriously...

Welcome Alan.

Your Magnabend is a seriously good invention; I have been using several since 1985,

Cheers Charlie
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-12-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,593
Posted By Charlie Myres
G'day Alan, On my test-piece, the 4th bend...

G'day Alan,
On my test-piece, the 4th bend opened out the angle of bend number 3; this was not desirable as the most important dimension of the rib I made, was the angle and altitude of the tapered...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-09-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,947
Posted By Charlie Myres
Sounds great Joel! Have you investigated...

Sounds great Joel!

Have you investigated Megasquirt? http://megasquirt.info/ programmable fuel-injection and ignition maps, plus a host of other useful functions, at a fraction of the price of...
Forum: Posting Pictures 06-09-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,775
Posted By Charlie Myres
Thanks Steve, I found the "upload button"...

Thanks Steve, I found the "upload button" off-stage-right using the slider bar.

Yesterday was a bad day!

Problem solved now,

Cheers Charlie :)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-09-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,593
Posted By Charlie Myres
G'day Oldnek, I made this yesterday and I can...

G'day Oldnek,
I made this yesterday and I can do three of the bends on the magnabender and the fourth one by hand.

Material is 1.2mm steel and the machine never lets go, even on the narrow...
Forum: Posting Pictures 06-08-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,775
Posted By Charlie Myres
OK, I have read all of the posts from admin on...

OK, I have read all of the posts from admin on attaching photos and it does not work for me.

I am using an iMac with High Sierra and Google Chrome as my browser.

If I click on "attachments" I...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-07-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,593
Posted By Charlie Myres
I have a new version, probably made in China,...

I have a new version, probably made in China, which works very well; one advantage over the original Magna Bend is a clamp release button.

So far I have found no problems using it, the only...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-06-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,947
Posted By Charlie Myres
Good on you Joel! One of the prettiest cars...

Good on you Joel!

One of the prettiest cars in the World!

Looking forward to seeing how you do it,

Cheers Charlie
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,650
Posted By Charlie Myres
Nice work Bill! I would love to see some...

Nice work Bill!

I would love to see some detail of the ball and mount please,

Cheers Charlie
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-01-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,703
Posted By Charlie Myres
Oh I love process photos! Wow! What...

Oh I love process photos!

Wow! What fantastic workmanship!

Thank you for taking the time to show a novice Kyle,

Cheers Charlie
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-28-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,484
Posted By Charlie Myres
Top work Bill; I love the straightening tool! ...

Top work Bill; I love the straightening tool!

Thank you for showing us the details; so much more interesting that just some photos of a finished product,

Cheers Charlie
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