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Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-20-2019, 11:36 AM
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Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Magnifiers in the helmet and extra illumination...

Magnifiers in the helmet and extra illumination on the weld but occasionally I still wonder off the panel split. Hope to try the helmet mounted lights someday but sadly at 70 my best tig welds were...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-19-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I like the raised edge going completely around...

I like the raised edge going completely around the opening and I understand the reversed louvers but aren’t the clamshells facing the wrong way to let the heat out :confused: I guess the owner could...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-11-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
It’s just plumber’s string or wicking. It’s...

It’s just plumber’s string or wicking. It’s available at any plumber’s supply house or old school hardware stores. It shouldn’t be a problem to find and it’s very reasonably priced. ~ John...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-10-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
How to avoid leaking compressor piping

For too many years I beat myself up trying different sealers & methods when installing new air pipes in my shop. It was very discouraging to have to remove 4 or 6 fresh joints just to tighten one...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-06-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,365
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I’d say a 4” to 6” jump would be more like it. I...

I’d say a 4” to 6” jump would be more like it. I saw this problem quite often because I was a heavy man in the collision business for quite a few years. Many times I was talked into correcting other...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-04-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,365
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I’d use 1” or at least ¾” black water pipe...

I’d use 1” or at least ¾” black water pipe (preferably used) but I tend to be a cheap ass. Temporary bracing doesn’t have to be pretty, you can even crush the ends together so you have an edge to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-13-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 324,520
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Okay guys, I was really only trying to console...

Okay guys, I was really only trying to console Jack over a bit of a rough patch in his build. Let’s not change his excellent build thread into one about plating metal, that could easily be another...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-13-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 324,520
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Norm, I’m not a plater myself and know very...

Norm, I’m not a plater myself and know very little about the business but I’m told that cyanide copper plating is like the Bondo of the plating business, a very high build plating that can fill pits...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-12-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 324,520
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Don't be too hard on yourself.

Jack, I feel your pain………. however just about any parts that are being plated or polished to perfection are not novice level. While a really good polisher may be able to polish out some minor...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-29-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I’m into Meco torches and definitely Kent’s...

I’m into Meco torches and definitely Kent’s lightweight hose but I prefer the Aviator Jet torch. The more conventional looking & longer torch gets my hand further away from the heat plus you can use...
Forum: Business Classifieds 12-20-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,814
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I'd like to buy one for my sister as well. ~ ...

I'd like to buy one for my sister as well. ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-11-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,379
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I agree...… 19 gauge drawing quality is perfect...

I agree...… 19 gauge drawing quality is perfect for most of the Ford repairs from the thirties, maybe a smidge heavy when it comes to latter cars. So much nicer than working the usual cold rolled 18...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-02-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Yes, I have done small areas where my CP dies...

Yes, I have done small areas where my CP dies were too big to work well. It doesn’t work as well as a planishing hammer where the dies work in a constant state of pinch but it’s faster and nicer than...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-29-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I have used stainless steel wire from...

I have used stainless steel wire from McMaster-Carr. ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-28-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,702
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
The advantages of gas welding aluminum sheet have...

The advantages of gas welding aluminum sheet have been posted here many times but I guess I missed it, what are the advantages of gas welding steel sheet over tig :confused::confused:?

I used to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,165
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Yes, thanks, that's even much better footage of...

Yes, thanks, that's even much better footage of them using the Magee machine :). ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,165
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
And if you’d like to see them wiring fenders on...

And if you’d like to see them wiring fenders on Magee machines at the Ford plant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfAJAUfuqAg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfAJAUfuqAg)
it starts at 2.49 but don’t...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,233
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I would think “hard as a file” would be too hard...

I would think “hard as a file” would be too hard and crack for sure when hammering however I don’t claim to be a metallurgist. I’m thinking Rick’s idea of case hardening the face with Kasenit would...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,165
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I had a Magee at one time and after I realized...

I had a Magee at one time and after I realized how tooling intensive it was I let it go. A really neat machine but a production machine non the less and I never had any dreams doing runs of wire...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-22-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,777
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I’m better at showing someone the shape – form...

I’m better at showing someone the shape – form idea than writing to explain it. The bicycle fender in all 3 of my photos has the same shape……. only different forms. The first photo is factory stock....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-17-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,777
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
No one has seemed to ask you...……….. do you...

No one has seemed to ask you...……….. do you understand the shape & form idea and how it relates to working a panel ??? I had to have someone explain it to me (thank you Mr. Scott Knight) so don't...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,233
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Rick, I believe you can even get a certain amount...

Rick, I believe you can even get a certain amount of case hardening with good old mild steel with Kasenit, I’m thinking tool steel isn’t necessary ??? Body hammers are a tuff call anyway with their...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Thanks for helping us save a few dollars……….....

Thanks for helping us save a few dollars……….. very helpful. Hard to believe they wouldn’t make the batteries replaceable :eek:. ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-12-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Personally if I were you I’d hold out for a shear...

Personally if I were you I’d hold out for a shear that cut at least 48”, the width of a full sheet. Some people might consider it a squaring shear only if it has a back-gauge not that you couldn't...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
"Metal Union" shop feature

Metal Union Speed Shop in Lilburn Georgia is featured in the new issue (Jan. 2019) of HOT ROD magazine. Five pages of sheet metal shaping machines are featured and not one engine rebuilding machine...
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