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Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 05-13-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,935
Posted By norson
Add "floaters" to the mix for even more...

Add "floaters" to the mix for even more fun.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-13-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By norson
I'd like to have a book of your "core dumps"....

I'd like to have a book of your "core dumps". Always a wealth of information.
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By norson
I was at the Santa Cruz meet a number of years...

I was at the Santa Cruz meet a number of years ago and John Forbes, the host, had a fabricated upper wheel made from an automotive hub and spindle and a tube outer. see pictures.
In my scrap yard...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By norson
You may be thinking of the wide wheel that Cass...

You may be thinking of the wide wheel that Cass originated. It is a 6 X6 inch wheel he built for forming large low crown panels.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-27-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,065
Posted By norson
To carry the restaurant analogy a little further ...

To carry the restaurant analogy a little further -- for the most part the food coming in the back door is the same, It's how it is prepared that determines what the final product is like. Most fast...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,802
Posted By norson
Well I was wrong. That is the video I originally...

Well I was wrong. That is the video I originally saw and obviously it does a reverse curve.
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,802
Posted By norson
I haven't seen an olive machine do a reverse...

I haven't seen an olive machine do a reverse curve.
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,802
Posted By norson
Think of the way you adapted your tooling for the...

Think of the way you adapted your tooling for the stainless steel bumper. If the roller was motorized and if you had paddles to force the curve into the end of the bumper rather than pulling it up...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,802
Posted By norson
probably the same one I saw. It must have been...

probably the same one I saw. It must have been five years ago and only one or two minutes long.
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,802
Posted By norson
You would pick the size olive for the fender...

You would pick the size olive for the fender you're making. The sheet would be inserted between the upper and lower rollers. The upper screws could be tightened to push the rollers together. The...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,802
Posted By norson
I've seen a video of one being used to shape a...

I've seen a video of one being used to shape a Model A type fender. Only a one or two minute video, but it gave you a feel for how it was used. They would feed the metal though the portion of the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,538
Posted By norson
My mother and grandmother belonged to the Arts...

My mother and grandmother belonged to the Arts And Crafts Society in Portland in the late forties. This was an unfinished coffee? pot that she left along with several sheets of copper and a few...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-05-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,956
Posted By norson
I'd try a High Lift or "farm jack" and use it in...

I'd try a High Lift or "farm jack" and use it in the "fence stretching" mode. Place a wood block on the inside and a "bridge" on the top. Push the block into the gap in the bridge.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-29-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By norson
Wow! And I thought it was a dumb question. Some...

Wow! And I thought it was a dumb question. Some great ideas. That soldering gun idea made me think a stud welder with a heating tip might be worth a try. Lot of things to try. Any more ideas???...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-29-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By norson
Seized/rusted screws

This may be too basic, but this project has about forty opportunities to fail and I have already failed once. These screws hold a sealing strip, twenty feet long down each side of a 1976 GMC Motor...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-27-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,028
Posted By norson
I've always worked for companies, but I've always...

I've always worked for companies, but I've always worked first for myself. Sometimes it meant buying my own tools or building on my skills by going to night school. I've always thought of it as an...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 726
Posted By norson
I post pictures from my MAC all the time.

I post pictures from my MAC all the time.
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,330
Posted By norson
I tend to try improving on the on the stuff I do,...

I tend to try improving on the on the stuff I do, so I recognize the issue. My first thought would to build it with better materials so it would be better than the original. Then I ask myself how...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 01-04-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,509
Posted By norson
If it's a one off I'd use an anvil or railroad...

If it's a one off I'd use an anvil or railroad track and a BF hammer.
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-01-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 66,580
Posted By norson
I sure hope your not going to paint that thing.

I sure hope your not going to paint that thing.
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 12-19-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 22,333
Posted By norson
Admin -- Need to change the thread title to...

Admin -- Need to change the thread title to "GREAT NEWS".
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 12-07-2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 22,333
Posted By norson
Damn, I'm sure glad to hear that. Need some...

Damn, I'm sure glad to hear that. Need some anvils. The end of the year was going to be a little tight, money wise.
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,367
Posted By norson
I appreciate John's post and learned from it. The...

I appreciate John's post and learned from it. The other posts add to the conversation, but I would really like to see examples of these other techniques. I was considering purchasing a car a few...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-21-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,146
Posted By norson
But 5356 would be ok???

But 5356 would be ok???
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-20-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,146
Posted By norson
I have a windshield frame of unknown aluminum...

I have a windshield frame of unknown aluminum alloy that I need to weld then polish, will this rod work for that??
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