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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
The first step is to post several photos with...

The first step is to post several photos with explanation notes, other than that most of us would just be guessing about your problem and therefore solution :confused::confused::confused: ~ John...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 08-27-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Once you punch holes you just never want to drill...

Once you punch holes you just never want to drill them anymore, especially in sheet metal. :) ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
The worst thing is when real low life types rob...

The worst thing is when real low life types rob you they may burn down your shop just to try and cover up the robbery :mad::mad::mad:. Bars on certain windows isn’t a bad idea. Did the fellow that...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-17-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,620
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
A way to cut curved windshields. ...

A way to cut curved windshields. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl5nm48pYFc
And another way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf63WOLvxAc
I’ve never been able to cut glass so this always...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-12-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 139,248
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Absolutely sweet looking drag car :eek::):). ...

Absolutely sweet looking drag car :eek::):). With that name on the side you should do a burn out & wheels up pass video for U-tube with AC DC playing Thunderstruck in the background. Could you...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-05-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,790
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Some people that claim they don’t use Bondo,...

Some people that claim they don’t use Bondo, finish their metal work to a very high standard and then they or their painter use several coats of high build primers to reach perfection. Patching or...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-22-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Replace more of the panel than initially...

Replace more of the panel than initially envisioned so your seams end up where they are accessible from both sides. End of problem :). ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-07-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,759
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I stand corrected. Actually you could fold up...

I stand corrected. Actually you could fold up that box on a magnetic brake……. you just need a piece of steel cut to fit in between the top and the bottom so you can fold up the 2 ends. I’d try...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-04-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,759
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I’d say no on both brakes you mentioned for 1...

I’d say no on both brakes you mentioned for 1 piece construction. Most finger brakes only have 6” deep fingers so the measurements of the top, sides & bottom are too large to work with even the 8”...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,478
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Swap meets, auctions, even lowly yard sales and...

Swap meets, auctions, even lowly yard sales and now eBay and Craigs List. Even sniffing around used machinery dealers has been productive. I’ve actually bought machinery, used it for 20 years and...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-03-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Sorry about that, I saw the word spot in the...

Sorry about that, I saw the word spot in the heading and it threw me off. I will try to read more carefully in the future. :dunce: John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-03-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
With minimal practice you can make plug welds on...

With minimal practice you can make plug welds on horizontal surfaces that look like factory spot welds and are actually more structurally sound than factory spot welds. Turn up the amps (on a 110 V...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-05-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,502
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Okay……… I found it :) (Camphor Blocks) but...

Okay……… I found it :) (Camphor Blocks) but thanks for your help / ideas / experiences anyway. ~ John Buchtenkirch AKA Old Butcher

Using Camphor Blocks as a Metal Tool Box Rust Prevention...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-05-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,502
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Re: Rusting Tools ??

This year in the Northeast has been the worst I’ve ever seen for rusting tools. It’s by far been the worst year I’ve seen for rusting dollies, hammer faces, punches & dies and machinery surfaces...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-03-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 74,953
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
This is a true story, but you can not imagine how...

This is a true story, but you can not imagine how many customers, visitors, etc. would come to the shop, see this project and point out the big dent in the door and these rust spots on the cowl and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,549
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
How to reproduce lens.

If you are involved with restorations this is probably worth watching. ~ John Buchtenkirch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMe9MOBjkmc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMe9MOBjkmc)
Forum: Individual Classifieds 10-17-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,931
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Watervliet fender planishing hammer up for grabs.

I’m always happy to offer up one of my own personal favorite hand held fender planishing hammers……… the Watervliet Watervliet planishing hammer. Vintage Auto Body Fender Hammer. Power Hammer. N.R...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-10-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 539,290
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
OUTSTANDING Jack…….. certainly way beyond the...

OUTSTANDING Jack…….. certainly way beyond the scope of the average body man. I wonder how many old timers will end up squinting their eyes trying to remember what year car they saw those taillights...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 10-03-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,951
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Milwaukee planishing hammer.

If anyone might be interested I have a Milwaukee fender planishing hammer power head up for auction on eBay MILWAUKEE PLANISHING HAMMER. Vintage Auto Body Fender Ham......
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-13-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,247
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
spray head ???

After a way too long hiatus I’m finally back to working on my 33 coupe (photos & updates after I make a bit more progress). I’ve been abrasive blasting and priming parts as I go. I’ve been flooding...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-30-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,136
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Looks great………. like that’s how the factory...

Looks great………. like that’s how the factory should have built it. You certainly should be proud. ~ John Buchtenkirch<O:p</O:p
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 08-29-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,524
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Rick, I believe the other hammer they are making...

Rick, I believe the other hammer they are making is the most improved Pettingell, the #2M. The #2M has 2 pairs of strut rods, one pair below the crank and the second pair above the crank so the frame...
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 08-29-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,524
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I’m kind of surprised they bothered reproducing...

I’m kind of surprised they bothered reproducing the #1 hammer, it really doesn’t have much of a hit. Also note the drawing of the Pettingell spring via the link in post #1, you can clearly see the...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 08-22-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,183
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Thanks guys, I didn’t even know what name to...

Thanks guys, I didn’t even know what name to search for………….. saw the advertisements better than 10 years ago………. memory isn’t 100% anymore. Seems like getting a brush for my tig torch and cleaning...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 08-19-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,183
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Removing heat discoloration on stainless ??

Most people know you can remove heat bluing from stainless steel by polishing it. However for years I used to get a used machinery publication that had an advertiser than claimed they could remove...
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