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Forum: Introductions 02-07-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Mike, Welcome to the metal gang. Loads of...

Hi Mike,
Welcome to the metal gang.
Loads of info here.
Forum: Introductions 02-06-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Michael, Welcome to the metal gang ! :)

Hi Michael,
Welcome to the metal gang !
:)
Forum: Introductions 02-05-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Sean, Welcome to the metal gang.

Hi Sean,
Welcome to the metal gang.
Forum: Introductions 02-05-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Clayton, Welcome to the metal gang.

Hi Clayton,
Welcome to the metal gang.
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By crystallographic
tig on Ti

45073
This is just tig on titanium, for Schilling Robotics. Done by their Lead welder, for practice.

45074
This is a Schilling Robotics weld test, for getting the job welding the deep-sea power...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-24-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Tom, From my wheel straightening experience,...

Hi Tom,
From my wheel straightening experience, I would recommend backing up the face of the wheel with a good 8"X8" shot bag and whack the dent out with a hard-faced heavy dead blow hammer. Two or...
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 01-19-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,225
Posted By crystallographic
I can get good accuracy with hole saw diameters...

I can get good accuracy with hole saw diameters by using a hard pilot (non-cutting drill stem okay), just the right speed (VSR), and a good cutting lube.
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 01-18-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,225
Posted By crystallographic
I have an old set of these. I use a shop press...

I have an old set of these.
I use a shop press for them, after punching the lead hole. I bond in the line-up pin, oil the part, and push. Some setup for the lower die is helpful.
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By crystallographic
Straight edge? (Good practice on .032 2024T3)

Straight edge?

(Good practice on .032 2024T3)
Forum: Introductions 01-16-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Jethro, Welcome to the metal gang. (Been...

Hi Jethro,
Welcome to the metal gang.
(Been on a few pre-15 tours. Sure do love those Pierce twin-cam singles.)
Forum: Introductions 01-07-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Rich, Welcome to the metal gang.

Hi Rich,
Welcome to the metal gang.
Forum: Introductions 12-31-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Scott, Welcome to the metal gang. EAA has...

Hi Scott,
Welcome to the metal gang.
EAA has good support for builders. :)
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-30-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By crystallographic
Nice work. 14ga can be a bit tough. I use my...

Nice work.
14ga can be a bit tough.
I use my APH for that, but it limits out at about 7gauge ... and I use heat, like you do.
Forum: Introductions 12-30-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Keith, Welcome to the metal gang. I am a...

Hi Keith,
Welcome to the metal gang.
I am a big fan of Samuel Yellin ....
Forum: Introductions 12-29-2017, 03:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Brandon, Welcome to the metal gang. ...

Hi Brandon,
Welcome to the metal gang.

Thank you for fighting the fires.
Santa Rosa was horrific - saw images of one home intact with fire having passed by - and 20 sec. later - gone completely....
Forum: Introductions 12-29-2017, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Dave, Welcome to the metal gang. :)

Hi Dave,
Welcome to the metal gang. :)
Forum: Introductions 12-23-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Dave, Welcome to the forum.

Hi Dave,
Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Introductions 12-23-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Marc, Welcome to the forum.

Hi Marc,
Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Introductions 12-23-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Dan, Welcome to the forum.

Hi Dan,
Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Introductions 12-23-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Darren, Welcome to the forum.

Hi Darren,
Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Introductions 12-23-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Kevin, Welcome to the forum. Millwrights...

Hi Kevin,
Welcome to the forum.
Millwrights used to get some really good training.
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,740
Posted By crystallographic
The black tie wire / mechanics wire is soft and...

The black tie wire / mechanics wire is soft and comes on a spool or in rolls. It isn't that the wire is annealed that makes welding with it softer, as when it goes molten the metal has long since...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-21-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,603
Posted By crystallographic
Nice work, Orange. Good to see. fwiw, I...

Nice work, Orange.
Good to see.

fwiw,
I use the tiggy and O/A gas welding both.
Pros - you don't have to weld both sides with gas welding. I can also make espresso in the shop with gas. And...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-19-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,040
Posted By crystallographic
Beautiful work, Paul. Happy Christmas,

Beautiful work, Paul.
Happy Christmas,
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-19-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By crystallographic
Hi guys, when you want to finish a high or...

Hi guys,

when you want to finish a high or low crown (aluminum) sheet one can planish
it with a slapper and dolly to smoothen it and sand it. But with what tools can hollow
planishing be...
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