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Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-08-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Richard K
As John B pointed out, the smile area (just in...

As John B pointed out, the smile area (just in front of the thumb) is the only area that is tight. If you designed for a .040 between the dies, you have a lot of areas to rework. When the dies are...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-07-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Richard K
That type of die needs to gather the material...

That type of die needs to gather the material from the sides on the way in(pushing toward the machine). Then on the way out the tuck or gathered material is crushed. Hence it is call Tuck Shrink.
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Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-07-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Richard K
The hollowed out part on the upper needs more...

The hollowed out part on the upper needs more clearance from the thumb on the lower die. Hollow out towars the front. And ease the side edges of the hollow on the upper so the sheet being shrunk can...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-05-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By Richard K
A bit of tech about curve continuity

Smooth transitions and fair curves make good panel work flow and look seamless. The process is about joining different sweep curves with a transition.

Here are some well illustrated tech articles...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-08-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 783
Views: 182,946
Posted By Richard K
Jack, you just keep working the magic. You should...

Jack, you just keep working the magic. You should be proud of your workmanship.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-23-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,411
Posted By Richard K
Linseed oil and Beeswax. Melt beeswax and mix...

Linseed oil and Beeswax. Melt beeswax and mix with oil
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-21-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,411
Posted By Richard K
Still air holds more humidity than moving air. ...

Still air holds more humidity than moving air.

To drop the humidity in your shop hang a 20 inch box fan on the ceiling near on side and aim it down at about a 45 degree angle. If the humidty is...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-02-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 783
Views: 182,946
Posted By Richard K
Jack, your posts are exceptional. Your metal...

Jack, your posts are exceptional.
Your metal work is absolutely beautiful.
Your ability to sort out ideas and convert those into features on the Caddy is incredible.

Thanks for taking us along...
Forum: Buck Building 07-20-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,290
Posted By Richard K
Fusion 360 is a cool product. The software seems...

Fusion 360 is a cool product. The software seems to know just what I want to do next. Really user friendly.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-02-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By Richard K
Facts: 1. A stump shrinks radially; not across...

Facts:
1. A stump shrinks radially; not across the diameter.
2. A metal band around the stump will do nothing to prevent a radial split.
3. When your knee strikes the metal band connection it will...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-22-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 783
Views: 182,946
Posted By Richard K
Jack, you are an amazing craftsman. I am...

Jack, you are an amazing craftsman. I am enjoying this build. I'm sure everyone is anxiously awaiting the next section.
Forum: Buck Building 05-21-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Richard K
Plywood can still be cut quite nicely with a...

Plywood can still be cut quite nicely with a scrollsaw or bandsaw. Bucks have been made for more than a hundred years.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-20-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,023
Posted By Richard K
Make the sweeps however you can. If they are not...

Make the sweeps however you can. If they are not to exact radius, so what, it is just a reference. Saw them on a bandsaw, jigsaw or whatever. Then sand them with a long sanding block to average out...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 03-14-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,037
Posted By Richard K
I have tried and used a variety of 3d cad and 3d...

I have tried and used a variety of 3d cad and 3d parametric programs over the years. Geomagic and Freecad are among those I've learned in past years. Been using cad since early 1980s.

Today I am...
Forum: Events 03-03-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,675
Posted By Richard K
Get there early Cody; there ain't much wall space...

Get there early Cody; there ain't much wall space left.
Forum: Events 02-24-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,787
Posted By Richard K
July in northern wisconsin... should be a nice...

July in northern wisconsin... should be a nice time of year...
Glad to see you are getting a group together. I may make the drive.
Forum: Events 02-23-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,182
Posted By Richard K
Hogtown, quite an interesting story!

Hogtown, quite an interesting story!
Forum: Events 02-22-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,182
Posted By Richard K
What's behind the name of the event? "Hogtown"...

What's behind the name of the event?
"Hogtown" conjours up all sorts of ideas. I'd guess there is some legend or story.
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 02-16-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,603
Posted By Richard K
Slick!!! I am a Fusion 360 user. Yes it is...

Slick!!!

I am a Fusion 360 user. Yes it is free for individuals.

This add on program looks to be a good solution fo building a buck after the shape is developed in Fusion 360.

Many good...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,107
Posted By Richard K
What sort of information are you looking for or...

What sort of information are you looking for or in need of?

Lathes are a fairly generic machine tool. There are many excellent books on operation. As for disassembly and repair the logans are...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-08-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,124
Posted By Richard K
Good for you!! No Smoke? Congrats

Good for you!!

No Smoke?

Congrats
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-08-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,124
Posted By Richard K
I would need to see the back side if the...

I would need to see the back side if the connection plate or inside the end bell to sort it out for sure.

Sorry. There is nothing I can find regarding that motor on the net.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-08-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,124
Posted By Richard K
No external capacitor. However there may be a...

No external capacitor. However there may be a small capacitor inside the end bell.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-08-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,124
Posted By Richard K
Ed, Later today I'll make up a diagram that...

Ed,

Later today I'll make up a diagram that may help you sort this out.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-08-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,124
Posted By Richard K
Richard, The motor connection plate shown in...

Richard,
The motor connection plate shown in post number 2 is very typical layout for a split phase motor here in the United States. Split phase motors use either resistive start windings (smaller...
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