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Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,954
Posted By crystallographic
Thanks, guys. Problems just need solutions......

Thanks, guys.
Problems just need solutions... :):)





Hi John,
The upper die does "float" (dance) but we have minimized it as much as possible, so die contact is much more on target, more...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,954
Posted By crystallographic
Linear dies

From looking at the top surface of the panels you can see vague evidence of linear dies being used to hammer the helix/helicoid - because the shape is "reversed" and not hollow/dished/able to hold...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-09-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 24,786
Posted By crystallographic
I am enjoying your repair story very much,...

I am enjoying your repair story very much, Antoine.
Patient, thoughtful, energetic practice ... and a very nice K-Ghia will result, giving countless joyful motoring hours. :):)

And economical -...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,954
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Guys, Glad to help adding what I can to the...

Hi Guys,
Glad to help adding what I can to the storehouse of tools and methods.


Here are the last of the 9 panels needed:
56778
56779


And a few misc images of the process, start to...
Forum: Announcements 07-06-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By crystallographic
This is definitely a "gotta read this!" on my...

This is definitely a "gotta read this!" on my list - I will need 3 copies, to start.
Yeehaw!:):D:p
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,954
Posted By crystallographic
Wow - thanks to all you guys, very much. :D:D ...

Wow - thanks to all you guys, very much. :D:D


I keep tossing out responses to the posts I feel I can be appropriate to, and then I just keep posting the nonsense I tangle with here. :):)


So...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 06-30-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Jim, Call TM Tech to reach me ... big hammer...

Hi Jim,
Call TM Tech to reach me ... big hammer is making racket today ...
530-292-3506, Chris will answer.
Thanks,
Forum: Individual Classifieds 06-30-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Jim, Sent you another pm with add'tl info. ...

Hi Jim,
Sent you another pm with add'tl info.
Kent
Forum: Individual Classifieds 06-28-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By crystallographic
Any consumables included, Jim? Love your work,...

Any consumables included, Jim?
Love your work, :):) and would imagine that this is a good machine.
Are you selling it for someone else?
(I can have it picked up and ferried ....)
Forum: Introductions 06-24-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By crystallographic
Great work history, Steve. :) Welcome to the...

Great work history, Steve. :)

Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Introductions 06-22-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Steve, Welcome to the forum. Like you,...

Hi Steve,
Welcome to the forum.
Like you, I've been doing metalwork full-time for decades.
Re: nibbler shrink dies of plastic. ... I started making and selling shrink dies for Nibblers in 1994...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-17-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 102,919
Posted By crystallographic
All my sanding blocks/boards have had rigid hard...

All my sanding blocks/boards have had rigid hard surfaces since 1980 - lexan, aluminum, and lucite. The padded stuff is a complete waste of time.
Shaping up my first steel Ferrari bumper for chrome...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-16-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 102,919
Posted By crystallographic
Scuffing with a rigid/stiff sanding block of...

Scuffing with a rigid/stiff sanding block of aluminum or thick plastic does a good surface reveal, and 320/400 is a good grit. Great for thin metals going to polish.

Also using a fine whetstone...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-15-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By crystallographic
Keep going like you are and you will do Kurtis...

Keep going like you are and you will do Kurtis Kraft proud. :):)
Yeehaw!
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-15-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By crystallographic
Ain't seen da pix, but a really nice one was done...

Ain't seen da pix, but a really nice one was done by a Boeing metalman some 15 years back .... loads of nice work out there. :):)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-15-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Sean, I think Steve is right on -...

Hi Sean,


I think Steve is right on - above. Brake/turn/flange the first 90 all the way, first, and get that decent. THEN bring the return/2nd flange along as a second operation.

1100 alloy is...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-10-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 24,786
Posted By crystallographic
Nice looking progress, Antoine. Steady and...

Nice looking progress, Antoine. Steady and patient, and going into the blue is great as you are now turning the corner upwards. :):)
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-07-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 507,089
Posted By crystallographic
It was a glad moment for me that you checked...

It was a glad moment for me that you checked this, after the huge efforts you've put in, b'cause...
I remember seeing one nicely restored 250 TR come in off the track from the "Year of Ferrari" big...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-07-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 507,089
Posted By crystallographic
Nice body-frame flexure sleuthing, Jack, and your...

Nice body-frame flexure sleuthing, Jack, and your ladder trusses are a sturdy low-vis. solution.

This episode ensures that your beautiful coachwork couples up with great driveability. :):)
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By crystallographic
Hans, You'd be hired. :):) Nice even spheroid...

Hans, You'd be hired. :):)
Nice even spheroid and your box is well-balanced to that mass. Artiste!
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,954
Posted By crystallographic
Very good effort, Wm. I always work this demo...

Very good effort, Wm.
I always work this demo to make a full circle first and then twist it up.
40F here now. Time for torch work. :)
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,954
Posted By crystallographic
Nice effort, Wm. Here is an image that...

Nice effort, Wm.
Here is an image that represents the shape accurately, using linear elements.
56575


:):)
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By crystallographic
Baffles that limit sloshing are included inside,...

Baffles that limit sloshing are included inside, like this later 40gallon aluminum model:
56558

56559
56560
:):)
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By crystallographic
Like yourself, Jaro, I have received the benefit...

Like yourself, Jaro, I have received the benefit of help from the old senior craftsmen.
And to pay that back I have taught metalworking since 1994, teaching many each year. And some have become very...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-01-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 197,917
Posted By crystallographic
Way to go, Mike. (Glad those old Jags are...

Way to go, Mike.


(Glad those old Jags are getting back to popular, again.)
56557


Yeehaw, keep a'goin'.
:):)
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