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Forum: Announcements 11-13-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By crystallographic
Redneck Round - Up - KUDOS

Will,
Just finished up the AV portion of the presentations. Showed some new AH "straightening nasty steel damage" footage to the Air Hammer class and they were "riveted" to the screen.
Going to be...
Forum: Events 11-13-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By crystallographic
more hammering ...

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Bill is making Austin parts

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Max continues his complex subtle shapes
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Spinner gets a check file - all okay.
I always leave crash rash residues in paint-grade parts....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-13-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By crystallographic
Yes Scott, those 195 pants had the welds on the...

Yes Scott, those 195 pants had the welds on the highest-strength contours. Worth noting is that the beads go right through the planished gas welds - with zero problems. :p
I use our Marlin spike...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-12-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By crystallographic
Here ya go, Bill: 49692 49693 49694

Here ya go, Bill:

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Forum: Events 11-11-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By crystallographic
more stuff

More fun at metal camp:
making a symmetric moto fender:
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reproducing a '47 Ford truck part:
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this poor spinner was really rubbed onto the asphalt...
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working the...
Forum: Events 11-11-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By crystallographic
Kent's Metal Camp - Air Hammer workshop

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Starting with "paper dolls" over the buck, this complicated piece for a sculpture is being planned out.
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This is the second day of a three-day class.
Material will be aluminum, and...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-07-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By crystallographic
Thanks, David. :):) On small complicated parts...

Thanks, David. :):)
On small complicated parts I have to be careful with heat. This panel can get heat-soaked real quick, and my choice was to either use wet rags as heat sinks or to pull out my...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-07-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By crystallographic
the next step

Continuing onwards with my last pass of light corrective planishing and check filing -
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The worked area slowly spreads out across the panel....
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A very light sanding shows the surface...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-07-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By crystallographic
avoiding oil cans

Scott, I keep count of the number of hits I make per a given area, knowing that I am smacking the weld area to remove distortion, increase the hardness/strength, reduce the weld bead volume, and...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-07-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By crystallographic
I've worked extruded angle, (6061 T6) of about...

I've worked extruded angle, (6061 T6) of about that dimension, a few times.
When using a small (good) handshrinker, I heat the flange and shove it with the shrinker, pull it out and sprinkle the...
Forum: Resources 11-05-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By crystallographic
Bravo. Serious metal working course - and starts...

Bravo. Serious metal working course - and starts with hand tools. Ideal.
Hope he makes a big success. Tunis I've heard good things about Tunis from folks going back to the 1930's - I worked on an...
Forum: Introductions 11-05-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome to the forum, Kevin. Got to love that...

Welcome to the forum, Kevin.
Got to love that wind.

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(Aviation humor) :):):)
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-05-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By crystallographic
classic example of rotary seam welding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuGgHOfEVio
AKA "mash seam welding"

"rotary electrode seam welding"
Alloy looks like a nickel-chrome high temp alloy from that time period. Ideal for this tyype...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-03-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By crystallographic
#2

As promised the other end got patched, same way -

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ready for weld dressing, hammering, filing.

Panel is set up for standing hand work, "handworking at the bench."

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Bright...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-01-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By crystallographic
Thanks. No luck on firewall dies. This bird is...

Thanks.
No luck on firewall dies. This bird is a very early model and is getting the full resto treatment.
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Now, on to the other end...:)
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By crystallographic
Kent is 6'5" these days. Is Norm shorter?;)

Kent is 6'5" these days. Is Norm shorter?;)
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By crystallographic
Beverly factory stand

We've been carrying Beverly since 1999, and have been to the factory and seen all the inventory. The factory stand is two legs in front and one in the rear, allowing operator's feet to stand in...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-31-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By crystallographic
You got it just right, Dan. One more technique...

You got it just right, Dan.
One more technique in your tool box .... :):)
Yeehaw!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-30-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By crystallographic
welding Flat Work with bound/bordered/confined edges

Think of:
bread pan bottoms
firewalls
floors
dash panels
hoods
Okay, on the topic of welding up holes, cracks, patches in these flat pieces....
One can get warpage and oil cans in payment...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By crystallographic
2018 auto body proto work, ItalDesign

Have to smile at the passion.
Same tools, same skills, different shop, different country.
Looks like they love the work.....
:):)



ps, "ItalDesign" is not an uncommon name - an old friend of...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-28-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By crystallographic
Polished work - using a geometric background to analyze your surface

In another thread the concept of using a lined or a grid background to help gauge the degree of contour accuracy in a panel is brought up.


Yes, this is important, and craftsmen have been using...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-26-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By crystallographic
I've tried a bunch of different tools and methods...

I've tried a bunch of different tools and methods since I started doing "bright work" along about ... um ... 1974?
Was block sanding for chrome plate in 1975, doing 600 grit on the nickel layer,...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 10-25-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By crystallographic
Vibrasonics work nicely - on some parts, for...

Vibrasonics work nicely - on some parts, for sure.

Before dry ice came along it was soda blasting, and before that it was walnut shell. Dry ice has been the go-to for a couple decades now -...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 10-24-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By crystallographic
steam cleaning flux residues

Good idea Bill.
The steam cleaning method also helps on brazing operations, where in industry it is a standard cleanup practice.
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-23-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,722
Posted By crystallographic
Martin - you're hired! :):)

Martin - you're hired!
:):)
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