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Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By crystallographic
Nice box, Bill. ;)

Nice box, Bill. ;)
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By crystallographic
Will, Thanks for posting this. Very sad for...

Will,
Thanks for posting this.
Very sad for them to have departed so early.
Leaves a big empty hole in hearts and lives.
Sincere condolences,
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-11-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By crystallographic
Nice results. Clean and tidy. Might as well...

Nice results.
Clean and tidy.
Might as well keep going.
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By crystallographic
Bill, you have a nice shop there, and in a good...

Bill, you have a nice shop there, and in a good neighborhood for aviation, too. I suppose the Ranger is the inverted Menasco 6?
I may have a spare PT19 aeleron here ....
The riveter frames are...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-09-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,897
Posted By crystallographic
It's nice when a customer grasps the process of...

It's nice when a customer grasps the process of duplicating missing/rusted sections. And even nicer when a reasonable part of your effort gets compensated.
"Good, cheap, fast" are all that we can...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-08-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 30,643
Posted By crystallographic
Love the thinking and execution, Robert. Gold...

Love the thinking and execution, Robert.
Gold Star.
:D
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Lautaro, Welcome to the metal gang. Some...

Hi Lautaro,
Welcome to the metal gang.
Some good workshops listed here ....
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,264
Posted By crystallographic
It's a joy to see your work and your working,...

It's a joy to see your work and your working, David.
(I suspect you weld, knock down the stalagmites and stalactites, planish some, and then dress off the top, going to metal finish/polish ... ?)
...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-26-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By crystallographic
OJ, Symmetry is not what you get but what you...

OJ,
Symmetry is not what you get but what you make it. :rolleyes:

After just 35 restorations, done back when I was a pup, I started to realize that you had to make it look right - but not...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-26-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,029
Posted By crystallographic
Some of our experience varies, evidently. :) ...

Some of our experience varies, evidently. :)
But that experience evidently came around long before I got a Ram's Head and read their booklet and tried the methods therein --
and then designed some...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-25-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 30,643
Posted By crystallographic
Making tracks, Robert. Great stuff!

Making tracks, Robert.
Great stuff!
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-25-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,029
Posted By crystallographic
Thanks Chris. Yep... a good handheld "body and...

Thanks Chris.
Yep... a good handheld "body and fender re-shaping hammer" (Milwaukee Electric's name for theirs) can be fit with some great dies for straightening that 20 ga. (It also helps one's...
Forum: Events 04-20-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,310
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Will, Thanks for returning the seminar items...

Hi Will,
Thanks for returning the seminar items so quickly.
Yes, I went over the orders and confirmed them via email to you today.
I will have some recommendations as you build your Hammer and...
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 04-18-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By crystallographic
Thank you very much Will. Very kind of you to...

Thank you very much Will. Very kind of you to mention.
I try to put up as much as I can so that people can see how this metal stuff works, and I figure a good search should bring up the right topic....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-18-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By crystallographic
Yep, hand tools - but for the leaf brake to make...

Yep, hand tools - but for the leaf brake to make the 4 edge flanges.
Pretty basic part, actually.

The 4 piece method was faster for me because of that little quote:
"It's either going to be a...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-17-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,849
Posted By crystallographic
I like the permanent black line, Bob. Good...

I like the permanent black line, Bob. Good noodling. :)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-17-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,025
Posted By crystallographic
Robert, Great to finally meet you at the...

Robert,
Great to finally meet you at the Redneck Roundup.

I was skeptical that you could make this part without a few sets of dies ....
However, I quietly surmised that you would rise to the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-16-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By crystallographic
I don't know much about this stuff, but I made...

I don't know much about this stuff, but I made one that was polished.

It looked like this:
46719
For this car:
46718

It was a blown Mopar, with solid mounts - so I could hold .250" on fan...
Forum: Events 04-14-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,310
Posted By crystallographic
Will, I want to thank you for the persuasive...

Will,
I want to thank you for the persuasive invitation you made to me for attending this year's Redneck Roundup. I am so glad I was able to attend, and meet so many great metal folks, many of whom...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 04-14-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By crystallographic
Here is the jaw set that I have for the Marchant...

Here is the jaw set that I have for the Marchant 12A - also fits the 4A, 6A and the 6FG.
46682
46683
46684
46685

Since there is enough interest I will stick them up on Ebay....
Forum: Individual Classifieds 04-11-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By crystallographic
I might have jaw sets for that 12A.

I might have jaw sets for that 12A.
Forum: Introductions 03-28-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Jeff, Welcome to the metal gang. Holden is...

Hi Jeff,
Welcome to the metal gang.
Holden is a classic. Like the wagons. :)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-27-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By crystallographic
I have used AKDQ for the wrong job - once. And...

I have used AKDQ for the wrong job - once.
And for the right jobs a lot.
Forum: Introductions 03-27-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Jamie, Welcome to the metal gang. Pretty...

Hi Jamie,
Welcome to the metal gang.
Pretty good info here and lots of ideas.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-27-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Steve, The conic layouts are online. Just...

Hi Steve,
The conic layouts are online. Just plug in your numbers and run the calc.
I use a large round T stake for rolling the cone, hammering the point area to help it close.
Butt weld and...
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