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Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,699
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, I use a shrinking disk from time to time...

Hi,

I use a shrinking disk from time to time on aluminum. To prevent surface damage, I coat the disk and surface with soap. It still marks the surface, but good results. I have switched over to a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-15-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, I agree with Kerry above. The work is...

Hi,

I agree with Kerry above. The work is incredible, take the time to watch the video.

B
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,699
Posted By BTromblay
Thank you for all the responses, it helped a lot....

Thank you for all the responses, it helped a lot. This is the finished part, all gas welding was done with Oxy/Hydrogen. The material is 3003 x .040" thick and the gas welding went very well. I...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-06-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, Your part looks very nice and uniform. ...

Hi,

Your part looks very nice and uniform.

I like using soap as well for my file work. I have saved bars of soap from hotel rooms, cheaper than what my wife buys and gets good use. Little on...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-03-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, I have had great success, with the...

Hi,

I have had great success, with the following technique.
1, Tip the edge 75deg with your bead roller.
2, Do not anneal the part. By annealing, you can anneal a much larger area than needed...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-01-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,606
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, Congratulations on MSOTM, very nice...

Hi,

Congratulations on MSOTM, very nice work.


Bill
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By BTromblay
T-6 racing at Reno

I thought some of the guys might find this interesting, if the admins, don't like it, please delete.

2018 marks the forth year that I have been involved with "T-6 class" air racing at National Air...
Forum: Introductions 09-11-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, Welcome to the group, we have several...

Hi,

Welcome to the group, we have several airplane guys here.

Bill
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,577
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, Very cool piece, Congratulations on MSOM. ...

Hi,
Very cool piece, Congratulations on MSOM.

Bill
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,699
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, It make sense, will give it a try. ...

Hi,
It make sense, will give it a try.

Thanks
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,699
Posted By BTromblay
Thank you for sharing, you did a very nice job....

Thank you for sharing, you did a very nice job. I think I have to work on my patience :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,699
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, We have powder coated aircraft parts in...

Hi,

We have powder coated aircraft parts in the past, with little issue. For us, it depends on the application. We will powder coat items that are not essential for flight. We don't want a crack...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,699
Posted By BTromblay
Thanks Peter, For the finish work, you...

Thanks Peter,
For the finish work, you recommend using a polished flipper, to knock down the highs. Would you support the back side, while using the flipper.

I'm making the same nose bowl for...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,699
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, I would be curious to see how well the...

Hi,

I would be curious to see how well the part polishes up. Would you see the little lows in a polished part?

Thx
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,699
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, Thank you for all the responces. I had...

Hi,

Thank you for all the responces. I had not heard of using the flat of my hand, towls, leather or tape to help feel the surface better. I will give it a try, on my next project. I will order...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,699
Posted By BTromblay
Getting all the dents out?

Hi,

I have a question. In the last three weeks, I had to fix two separate airplane crash parts, no one was hurt in either accident. In both accidents, the airplanes thin aluminum (3003 x .040"),...
Forum: Announcements 09-01-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,985
Posted By BTromblay
Hi Will, Congratulations on the paint work,...

Hi Will,

Congratulations on the paint work, have fun tomorrow at the track.

Bill
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,857
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, Very nice work, I like your planish...

Hi,

Very nice work, I like your planish hammer mount very much. Can you talk more about the secret die design?

Also, does anyone know the dates of the Oblong event?

Thanks,

Bill
Forum: Introductions 08-19-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, Welcome to the group, there are several...

Hi,

Welcome to the group, there are several airplane guys on here.

Bill
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 08-08-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By BTromblay
:D:D:D Hi, it is always interesting to see the...

:D:D:D
Hi, it is always interesting to see the different ways that people do something, but all end with the same results.

With .050" aluminum I would set the current around 50amps-ish. Start...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-31-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,571
Posted By BTromblay
Hi Leif, On the first reverse curve I had...

Hi Leif,

On the first reverse curve I had done, I learned a valuable lesson. A critical point of a reverse is the no blow or what I call the neutral zone. The neutral zone is the low spot thru the...
Forum: Introductions 07-13-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, welcome to the group. Bill

Hi, welcome to the group.

Bill
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-11-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 39,262
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, Congratulations on the Metal shaper of...

Hi,

Congratulations on the Metal shaper of the month, I like your truck project.

Cheers

Bill
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-07-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 421,442
Posted By BTromblay
Hi, We use aviation gas 100LL (Low Lead) for...

Hi,
We use aviation gas 100LL (Low Lead) for engines that sit a lot as the fuel doesn't go bad. Most airport will fill a five gallon container if you tell them what it is for.

Very nice...
Forum: Introductions 07-01-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By BTromblay
Welcome to the group, there are several airplane...

Welcome to the group, there are several airplane guys on here.

Bill
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