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Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-29-2018, 06:01 AM
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Posted By sandmanred
Thanks!

Thanks everyone for your help and comments!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-24-2018, 11:29 AM
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Views: 4,169
Posted By sandmanred
Here's the finished bike. Thanks again...

Here's the finished bike.


Thanks again for all the help!



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Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-24-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,629
Posted By sandmanred
5052 should be a good choice. From your pics I...

5052 should be a good choice. From your pics I think 80 thou should be ok. It's used in marine applications because of it's corrosion resistance. It typically comes with some temper but it's easy...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-22-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,169
Posted By sandmanred
Thanks for the comments. Here it is on the bike....

Thanks for the comments. Here it is on the bike.

Any tricks for doing a nice even brushed finish on the aluminum?

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Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-19-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,169
Posted By sandmanred
It's a block of polypropylene. I was worried the...

It's a block of polypropylene. I was worried the corners would roll over before I chased the entire length. It actually held up pretty well.

Here's a bit more of the fender. Thanks again for...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-18-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,169
Posted By sandmanred
Thanks for all the suggestions. This is a great...

Thanks for all the suggestions. This is a great website!

I combined a couple of the ideas that were mentioned and came up with this. Hammer powered hand chaser?

I think it's going to do the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-16-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,169
Posted By sandmanred
How to bead the center of this fender?

I'd like to do a small bead down the center. I can only go 1/8 inch high or maybe a bit more, width maybe 1/2 inch or so. Any suggestions on how to do it with simple hand tools on simply made...
Forum: Events 03-20-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,155
Posted By sandmanred
I have two interested, me and a buddy. We're...

I have two interested, me and a buddy. We're both in the twin cities so we'd drive down.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-09-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,426
Posted By sandmanred
finished

There's a half inch of neoprene foam under the vinyl. All layers held together with 3M 77 spray and there's a 1/2 inch that wraps under the lip and it bonded with contact cement.

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Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-29-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,426
Posted By sandmanred
I agree. There's something very satisfying about...

I agree. There's something very satisfying about making a complex shape with simple methods and tools.

Jaroslav, i'm not sure of your question, are you looking for dimensions on the design?
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-26-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,426
Posted By sandmanred
I copied except that I mounted the tool in a...

I copied except that I mounted the tool in a vise. Thanks to all!

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Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-26-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,426
Posted By sandmanred
I practiced on a piece of scrap with a spanner...

I practiced on a piece of scrap with a spanner this morning. I think that will work great. Pics to come when I get back to it. Thanks!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-25-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,426
Posted By sandmanred
Seat pan

I need some suggestions on some simple hand tools to turn down a flange around the perimeter of this seat pan. I want to turn down about 90 degrees a flange about 3/8 inch wide. Thanks!

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Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-13-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,963
Posted By sandmanred
Wow, so many ideas. Too many to MQ. Thanks to...

Wow, so many ideas. Too many to MQ. Thanks to all that responded. I'm always amazed at all the possible ways to achieve a final form. I need to digest all the suggestions. I'll keep you posted...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-06-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,963
Posted By sandmanred
I could probably cross-wheel but not wheel the...

I could probably cross-wheel but not wheel the long axis. And no shrinkers so I think maybe a really small pocket in a stump for shrinking edges?
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-06-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,963
Posted By sandmanred
Method for making bicycle fender?

What methods might work for a bicycle fender? I'm thinking about 2 inches wide with 1.25 inch profile radius and a wheel diameter of 26 inches. It's too narrow for me to get on my wheel.

I have...
Forum: Beginner Projects 02-10-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 43,428
Posted By sandmanred
tacking in the bottom

Plan is to weld in the bottom then cut out for tunnel.

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Forum: Beginner Projects 01-15-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 43,428
Posted By sandmanred
pick and file

Most the tank upper has been gone over with file. I used hammer and stake dolly along with pick to lift the low areas. Re-welded some questionable welds too. I can still feel some minor highs and...
Forum: Beginner Projects 12-08-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 43,428
Posted By sandmanred
I'm using TIG

I'm using TIG
Forum: Beginner Projects 12-07-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 43,428
Posted By sandmanred
It's not cracking apart until I start to work it...

It's not cracking apart until I start to work it on the e wheel or hammer and dolly.
Forum: Beginner Projects 12-07-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 43,428
Posted By sandmanred
Base metal is 5052, filler is 5356.

Base metal is 5052, filler is 5356.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-27-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,661
Posted By sandmanred
Ran a burr to lift out the porous area and...

Ran a burr to lift out the porous area and re-welded. Looks good now in the areas I did that. Thanks.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-26-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,661
Posted By sandmanred
Bubbles in 5052

Making butt welds for a motorcycle tank. Material is 5052 0.060 inch thick. 3/32 2% lanthanated, 80 balance, 80 herts, 80 amps max, #6 cup, gas lens, 12 cfhr argon. Cleaned by sanding the cut...
Forum: Beginner Projects 11-25-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 43,428
Posted By sandmanred
how to be sure on welds

As I smooth and tweak the upper portion I can see my welds are cracking in some areas. What's the best thing to do? Keep rewelding as I see the cracks or finish up the smoothing and then make a...
Forum: Beginner Projects 11-19-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 43,428
Posted By sandmanred
Good idea, I'll try that

Good idea, I'll try that
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