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Forum: Heads Up Announcements 06-27-2018, 09:50 AM
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Posted By billfunk29
T-bird parts
Forum: Buck Building 06-12-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By billfunk29
Hot wire

Ditto on the hot wire for roughing. Be sure to have ventilation though.
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2018, 10:29 AM
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Views: 977
Posted By billfunk29

All that texting is good practice.
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-03-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 255,954
Posted By billfunk29
parking brake

Awesome project. Is that an electric parking brake actuator?
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-29-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By billfunk29
Forming Stainless

IF you are going to weld it, 304L has low carbon and less likely to crack.
Forum: Events 03-21-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,557
Posted By billfunk29
Rt 56

I plan to be there on Friday for sure, Maybe Saturday morning. If there is interest, I will assemble a Welding table kit.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-06-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,124
Posted By billfunk29
radius measurement

Expensive but quick and accurate.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-05-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By billfunk29
When to do fender beads?

I am making a set of fenders for a Mercer. Should I put the rolled beads in before or after I slip roll the radius? I have seen two ways to pre stretch. One with a wheel and one by reverse...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-17-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By billfunk29
Work hardening

There are a lot of variables in work hardening. Strain rate is important. Metals will behave "superplastic" when formed at a very high rate. Explosion forming, for instance....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-05-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,798
Posted By billfunk29
Cone layout tool

I guess I should have explained better.
Imagine rolling up the cone with the rod as the central axis. Notice that the position of the pens on the rod are equal to the total height of the cone and...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-04-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,798
Posted By billfunk29
Cone layout tool

I had need to make a cone and recalled Steve Hamiltons post with the disc method. I built off that to make a layout tool that will do multiple cones without needing to cut templates each time. It...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 02-02-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By billfunk29
350 Synchrowave

Maybe if you are in town for the super bowl??
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 01-19-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,407
Posted By billfunk29
Punch use

My plan was to use these for making lightning holes on a car door. The punch seems like an easier route than cutting out the inner door structure to put it in the press. They sort of imply that...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-18-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By billfunk29
hole flanger

Another option:
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 01-18-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,407
Posted By billfunk29
hole punch any good?

Has anyone used one of these. Looks like a nice tool.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-11-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,025
Posted By billfunk29
DC on aluminum

I finally got time to fiddle with welding aluminum with the DC machine. Maxstar 200LX. The "LX" has tons of programability for pulse and ramps. I didn't use any of that for this test. It works...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-05-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,530
Posted By billfunk29
True radius dies

I know this is an old thread, but it seemed like the best place for this. I have about 10 hours on a wheeling machine and want to pick up skill as fast as I can. Lots of thinking about what is...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-27-2017, 06:45 PM
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Views: 476
Posted By billfunk29

Interesting project. A little rich for me.
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-26-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,750
Posted By billfunk29
Corrosion at body mounts.

I found this good advice from the folks that build trailers. The tip on using Tape instead of caulk was new to me.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-21-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,847
Posted By billfunk29
Homeshop machinist

This forum may prove useful:

Personally, I would look for an old Atlas or Southbend before I got a China lathe. Get as much tooling as you can with the machine. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By billfunk29
Double spring coil

Heater coils in aircraft instruments are also double coiled for the same reason. Better fatigue life.
Forum: Events 10-09-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,568
Posted By billfunk29
North woods

Special thanks to Steve for hosting a great event.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 09-27-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,483
Posted By billfunk29

I have the same Synchrowave machine. In a quest to fit a small ESAB pedal to my Maxstar200, I took apart and studied the Synchrowave pedal. Very heavy duty with a big wire wound potentiometer. ...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 09-21-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,251
Posted By billfunk29

It is hard to beat O/A for versatility. Welding, cutting, heating, brazing, sooting up aluminum for anneal. If you can only have one welder, I recommend O/A. Personally, I use TIG the most, O/A...
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 09-11-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 969
Posted By billfunk29
bead roller at auction
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