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Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By crystallographic
Rim steel begat Draw Quality, begat Draw Steel. ...

Rim steel begat Draw Quality, begat Draw Steel.
PDM carried rim steel in the early 1970's.
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By crystallographic
AK, DQ, DDQ, EDQ steel sheet

AK, DQ, DDQ, EDQ used to be available from PDM, then Ryerson. Now, maybe Arcelor Mittal ??
or Thomas Register...
Forum: Shop Safety 07-17-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By crystallographic
For those needing more lumens than the 8000K...

For those needing more lumens than the 8000K deliver, there are 11000K temperature LED light tubes - mfgd by Lithonia. Not cheap.

The Platinum Electric Co. plant uses them in its gen-room up on...
Forum: Shop Safety 07-17-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By crystallographic
Opthalmic facts: At the age of 40 your eyes'...

Opthalmic facts:
At the age of 40 your eyes' need for light doubles.
At the age of 50, doubles again.
60? - doubles again.

The craftsman NEEDS good light - so I have 300W X 2 ea. over each...
Forum: Shop Safety 07-16-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By crystallographic
Yep, My math shows another 19.35 years ahead,...

Yep,
My math shows another 19.35 years ahead, and an average ballast time of 23.5yrs.
Failure rate is 13%, with a $12.86 replacement cost and an 11 minute ET to change out.
Works for me.
29 tubes...
Forum: Shop Safety 07-16-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By crystallographic
Converting fluorescent to LED strips

I changed my 4ft shop strip lights to LED two years ago.
I used direct replacement Phillips LED bulbs that went right into the 25-yr-old fixtures, 8 lights each x 3 strips = 48 bulbs.

Phillips...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-14-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By crystallographic
Hand planishing - without stretching - is best...

Hand planishing -
without stretching - is best done with plastic over steel, leather over steel, wood over steel, non-ferrous over steel.
Lead slappers over steel/wood will shrink hard aluminum,...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-11-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By crystallographic
not stretching when planishing

Hi Chris,
Stretching seems to happen along with planishing.
I've seen the stretched panels from some "top shops" out there.
The wheeling machine does stretch when planishing, and I have seen that...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 06-29-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By crystallographic
Yep. Call John Deere and ask for the hood and...

Yep.
Call John Deere and ask for the hood and fender shop. Their Magee guy spent 35 years on their Magee machine and then they sold it. From what he told me they had all the lit. there.
Forum: Introductions 06-29-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By crystallographic
To answer your query - and avoiding thread theft...

To answer your query - and avoiding thread theft ...

47965
Had a dented bronze gong ...
47966
In order to shrink the dent, I had to anneal the thing.
47967
New problem: after shrinking gong...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-29-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By crystallographic
Kyle you do very nice work. Those old body...

Kyle you do very nice work.
Those old body files you are looking for came in different sizes and tooth patterns, but are non-existant new today. Used - find them on ebay, but be ready to re-sharpen...
Forum: Introductions 06-27-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By crystallographic
hmmm, Hang drum ... tuning by shape, size and...

hmmm, Hang drum ...
tuning by shape, size and hardness.
Nice sounds.
:)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-26-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,512
Posted By crystallographic
Nice and clean.:):)

Nice and clean.:):)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-25-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Jaro, I use heavy paper - poster board - cut...

Hi Jaro,
I use heavy paper - poster board - cut into strips 30-40 mm wide and long like .25meter. I use them to lay over my major supports or bulkheads on small parts like tanks. I can get a nice...
Forum: Introductions 06-23-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Chris, Welcome to the metal gang. Very...

Hi Chris,
Welcome to the metal gang.
Very sorry to hear of your accident, though am very glad you are keeping on in good spirits and energy.
Likely there is someone near to you in IA who can...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-20-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 410,696
Posted By crystallographic
I see 1/16" or .063" routinely, on hand made,...

I see 1/16" or .063" routinely, on hand made, coach-built auto bodies.
Forum: Introductions 06-16-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By crystallographic
Hi John, I also have ERCO and Marchant...

Hi John,
I also have ERCO and Marchant machines.
And, like others say, the Marchant is for working heavy material - .090" and up.
The ERCO 1447 is designed specifically for aircraft sheet - .016"...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-16-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,512
Posted By crystallographic
Try BRALCO, Los Angeles area?

Try BRALCO, Los Angeles area?
Forum: Introductions 06-13-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome to the metal gang, Alan. Good to have...

Welcome to the metal gang, Alan.
Good to have you here, insights, inventiveness, and all.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-13-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,512
Posted By crystallographic
The .080 is a fine thickness for your diesel...

The .080 is a fine thickness for your diesel bracket truck, using 3003.
Since 5052 is about double the strength of 3003, with both in half-hard, I would use .050" in the 5052.

Remember your...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,276
Posted By crystallographic
Way to go, Bill. Nice smooth work that fits. :D...

Way to go, Bill.
Nice smooth work that fits. :D

And also having flexibility in choices of application-flexible tools .... :p
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-08-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,511
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Joel, You are approaching this new project...

Hi Joel,
You are approaching this new project with a clear sense of needs, fits, design and history.
Was interesting for me to note, years ago, that Lamborghini built very nice Italian farm...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-07-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,367
Posted By crystallographic
Some really classy metalwork in these photos,...

Some really classy metalwork in these photos, Will. Love your productivity, accuracy, and detail.
Interesting - IF - what I see is the horiz mill shoving holes in the tube mounted in the headstock...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-07-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,677
Posted By crystallographic
I think that page is via the Aussie inventor of...

I think that page is via the Aussie inventor of the MagnaBend - and he has been heard to be very supportive of craftsmen getting the best out of his invention - despite whomsoever is currently...
Forum: Metalshaping videos on-line 06-05-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By crystallographic
With soft thin metals you can use soft tools. I...

With soft thin metals you can use soft tools.
I doubt whether this tool could sustain much hot working ... :rolleyes:
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