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Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 09-04-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,222
Posted By billfunk29
Sorry, gauge is a medical standard for...

Sorry, gauge is a medical standard for hypodermic needles. All the ones that have the lure lock taper.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 09-02-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,222
Posted By billfunk29
Hydro welder

I went out and did a little test with the hydro welder we have. I could not get a 14 gauge tip to keep a flame. The image attached is an 18 gauge tip. Standard hypodermic tips. Plastic ones like...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By billfunk29
Elegant

Great process, and versatile. I have made dedicated tools with broken broaches. But it was a lot of work and it only did one size.


Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Beginner Projects 08-12-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By billfunk29
drilling

Dito the lubricant. Aluminum can bond to a drill bit when it gets hot. If the flutes plug up with aluminum chips, it will not cut well.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 08-03-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,222
Posted By billfunk29
oxy hydrogen

You don't need to have a bottle of Hydrogen to weld. I have a hydrogen generator torch, uses water and electricity to make the hydrogen. It works very well but not a strong flame. Made for...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-20-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,360
Posted By billfunk29
X

I would use a router or chisel to cut the grooves in a wooden hammer form. Then pound it in with a rounded punch. You could also form the perimeter flange on the same hammer form. One of many ways.
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-17-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,620
Posted By billfunk29
Tempered glass

Most tempered glass is done chemically. The chemical decreases the Thermal expansion of the glass on the outside. As the glass cools the inside is in tension and the outside in compression. Glass...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-17-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,620
Posted By billfunk29
cutting windshields

Windshields are not tempered. They are a lamination of two layers of glass with plastic sandwiched in between. It can be cut a number of ways; Sandblasting, diamond saw, or old style metal roller...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-10-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 74,949
Posted By billfunk29
Clutch disc shrinking??

Has any one tried using a clutch disc for shrinking? Seems to me it's all about friction to generate heat. What better? I have thought about putting some friction segments from a clutch on a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-16-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,633
Posted By billfunk29
41 willys

I can't recall where I read it, but someone in east Europe is making Aluminum Willys bodies.
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,959
Posted By billfunk29
Roller bearings

Big roller bearings can be expensive.

https://casterconnection.com/431620.html
I have usually found them in industrial casters.
Good luck.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 05-15-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By billfunk29
steam cleaning

THese cheap steam generators work well,,... if you can get to the joint.



https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bissell-39N71-Homecare-Steam-Shot-Steamer/14320774?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=17664
Forum: Events 04-28-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,656
Posted By billfunk29
Northwoods

Steve, I would be interested. How is the AM coming along?
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-23-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 539,073
Posted By billfunk29
CNC data

CAD and CAM systems can be crazy expensive. Not worth buying unless you are going to do a lot of it. A seat of Solidworks and MasterCam can run $20k (US) with all the add-ins.

Fusion 360...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-22-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 502,700
Posted By billfunk29
Headlights

Am I seeing early VW beetle headlights?
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-22-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By billfunk29
rips

The obvious first step is to anneal the metal (looks like steel) This will prevent tearing but you may then have real thin material. I am not very good at it, but I have seen Peter Tommasini do it...
Forum: Buck Building 04-20-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,848
Posted By billfunk29
MDF durability

I use a boat building product to penetrate epoxy into the MDF.

https://www.rotdoctor.com/products/product.html#ourfeaturedproductpenetratingepoxies


I rough out the shape in the MDF and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,231
Posted By billfunk29
Bead roller dies

I mix and match all the time. Each has its' own subtle differences. Experiment a little.

There a lots of thread in the "Bead Roller" section on how to improve your roller. Good luck.
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,914
Posted By billfunk29
3 olives

I contacted Cooper to see if they have a video. Since I live close enough to drive there, I also asked for a tour.
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,914
Posted By billfunk29
Cooper technica - three olives

https://www.yahoo.com/autos/shop-uses-old-world-three-171800124.html
Nice pictures of "three olive" machine
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,721
Posted By billfunk29
Torch

I agree with Kent. You can make any torch weld aluminum. I have used a cutting torch to weld aluminum up to 1/4" thick.
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-13-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,910
Posted By billfunk29
windshield

I hate to be a pest, but my mind can't rest after seeing how well the windshield worked out. I studied the metal "mold" for the glass, but it is not adding up. Did the the glass factory make...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-06-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,910
Posted By billfunk29
Glass

What are you planning for the windshield?


Cool project, thanks for posting.
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,089
Posted By billfunk29
Bellows

Hard to tell from the pictures, but looks to me like a hydro formed part. Reminds me of the bellows used as an actuator to control the cooling damper on a Corvair.
Other options: explosion...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-03-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By billfunk29
Mig butt welds

If I want precision MIG spot welds, I cut the ball off every time. Slow, but more fun than grinding.
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