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Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-15-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Kent, I thought I had. I set out the...

Hi Kent,

I thought I had. I set out the process but if there's any part of it about which you want to know more please ask. I didn't test the welded material at the time as it was a real struggle...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-14-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By AllyBill
Hate to say this, but I was asked to weld a pair...

Hate to say this, but I was asked to weld a pair of 7075 skins for a restoration project a few years back and I glued them back together using strips of native material harvested from an unseen...
Forum: Introductions 02-12-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Viktor, I worked a few years in Moscow,...

Hi Viktor,

I worked a few years in Moscow, St. Pete and Kiev and used to speak the language fairly well but not so much now.

Modified 2018 Lada, I think.

Welcome.

Will
Forum: Posting Pictures 02-10-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By AllyBill
Can you tighten the edge with a hand shrinker?...

Can you tighten the edge with a hand shrinker? That would get you a nice straight edge leaving a small crown behind it that would heat shrink out easily enough. Can do you a set of pics if that would...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-31-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Chris, 316 will push around for a while...

Hi Chris,

316 will push around for a while with a hammer but it work hardens very quickly. If you can get it a dull red with heat it is like putty and works really easily. You can pickle the welds...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-30-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Chris, If you really don't want it to...

Hi Chris,

If you really don't want it to rust, ever, do it in 316 and TIG it together. Just be sure with 316 to do everything slowly, drilling, cutting, pushing it around, because it work-hardens...
Forum: Introductions 01-28-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Rick, Some amazing things going on in...

Hi Rick,

Some amazing things going on in here, you'll love it!

I have one of those cellphone things. Being a devout technophobe I went and bought a top of the range Samsung Galaxy S9. Not...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-26-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By AllyBill
Most decent auto-darkening welding screens have...

Most decent auto-darkening welding screens have settings for gas welding and brazing. I use a Miller one and it works perfectly.

Will
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-14-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By AllyBill
I'd have thought any 5xxx marine grade would do. ...

I'd have thought any 5xxx marine grade would do.

Will
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-05-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By AllyBill
As most of it appears to still be there and fit...

As most of it appears to still be there and fit for purpose it's always an option to blast it with ally oxide, kill any rust with phosphoric acid then give it a first class surface coating and bond...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-01-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 81,133
Posted By AllyBill
Result! And richly deserved. Will

Result! And richly deserved.

Will
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-29-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,976
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Dave, I agree. I'd carefully wash out the...

Hi Dave,

I agree. I'd carefully wash out the panel around the wheel arch opening and it'll come flat. Maybe a tiny amount at the other end of the rule too. I'm looking at the pic of the humped...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-28-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,976
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Dave, Yes, I'm watching from afar and...

Hi Dave,

Yes, I'm watching from afar and willing you on. The word 'can't' is forbidden in my shop. It's considered the worst profanity so I'm glad you put 'yet' after it. :) The other thing we...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-27-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,976
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Peter, I couldn't agree more but making a...

Hi Peter,

I couldn't agree more but making a panel in one is a daunting task unless you're an old pro. You can do it to an incredible standard and hats off to you. I can do it to an acceptable...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-27-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,976
Posted By AllyBill
Making a panel in one piece is great if you can...

Making a panel in one piece is great if you can do it but it's not big and it's not clever if it's beyond your skill set, and it's certainly not the Holy Grail. Often it's quicker and more efficient...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-16-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 81,133
Posted By AllyBill
Fantastic work! I've really enjoyed watching this...

Fantastic work! I've really enjoyed watching this tread. Thanks for sharing.

Will
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-28-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,650
Posted By AllyBill
I often hear of people having trouble with ali...

I often hear of people having trouble with ali tack welds cracking using TIG but it's a simple problem. TIG allows you to do them so much quicker than with gas so soon as you come off the heat the...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-28-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,650
Posted By AllyBill
Thanks, guys. Appreciated. Will

Thanks, guys. Appreciated.

Will
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-28-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,650
Posted By AllyBill
Both, depending on the effect I want but if a...

Both, depending on the effect I want but if a piece is to be polished or anodized I fuse or use scraps of native metal as filler because the welds become visible otherwise.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-28-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,650
Posted By AllyBill
I usually get shot down for saying this but...

I usually get shot down for saying this but having learned both disciplines I still say that TIG is by far the easiest, cleanest and most versatile way to weld ali. Sorry. Just have to put the tail...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-18-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,553
Posted By AllyBill
You could do it as a piece of repousse work. ...

You could do it as a piece of repousse work.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repouss%C3%A9_and_chasing

I back the job with a big ball of Blu Tack, the sticky stuff for hanging pictures on the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,367
Posted By AllyBill
I can add, as to 7075, that any forming you'd...

I can add, as to 7075, that any forming you'd want to do with it "happens" above 300 degrees. I believe I've seen some 7075-O, but not worked with it.

Recently had some annealed to T0 so it could...
Forum: Introductions 03-02-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By AllyBill
Welcome. Another metal artist here if you...

Welcome.

Another metal artist here if you want to swap ideas. Done it all, cars, boats, aircraft, you name it. Flowers, birds and animals for me nowadays.

Will
Forum: Introductions 02-06-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Sean, Metal sculpture is my thing these...

Hi Sean,

Metal sculpture is my thing these days (mainly flowers and animals) if you want a fellow sculptor.

Will
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,242
Posted By AllyBill
Stunning work - artistry, skill and craft all in...

Stunning work - artistry, skill and craft all in one. Fabulous.

Will
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