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Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-10-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,611
Posted By sblack
John Glover said something wise that I did not...

John Glover said something wise that I did not pick up on at first, but if you shape a panel to a perfect fit but it is a bag of walnuts, i.e. lumpy, by the time you planish it likely it won't fit....
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 06-17-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 540
Posted By sblack
Metal shaping vhs videos for sale

I came across a lot of 6 vhs metal shaping videos from somebody leaving the hobby. They are originals, not copies. So I have put them on ebay. 3 of them are the relatively rare John Glover videos,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,233
Posted By sblack
You whack the metal with a hammer :D. You need to...

You whack the metal with a hammer :D. You need to check out Peter Tommasini (I know I have mangled the spelling) on youtube making an entire quarter panel with a few hammers and slappers. You will...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-27-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,513
Posted By sblack
I have the set. It is the most thorough treatment...

I have the set. It is the most thorough treatment of aluminum welding (and brazing) that I have seen. I have his first one as well, from years go (he was really skinny) and it was very good - I am...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-27-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,195
Posted By sblack
I only know of one other guy crazy enough to make...

I only know of one other guy crazy enough to make an entire quarter panel in one piece with nothing but a blocking hammer and sand bag. In fact this work looks suspiciously familiar :lol:
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-06-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,990
Posted By sblack
Awesome work. Why do you prestretch the area that...

Awesome work. Why do you prestretch the area that you run through the pullmax? Do you end up with less distortion?
Forum: Buck Building 11-23-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,684
Posted By sblack
It doesn't quite work unless you wave your hands...

It doesn't quite work unless you wave your hands while you say it
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By sblack
can you show a clear picture of the tip of the...

can you show a clear picture of the tip of the modified punch? The description "offset taper" is not registering in my tiny brain. :confused:
Forum: Events 11-07-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,570
Posted By sblack
very cool! Thanks

very cool! Thanks
Forum: Events 11-05-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,570
Posted By sblack
Kent is the airplane fairing done with a linear...

Kent is the airplane fairing done with a linear stretch die like in your aph video?
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-30-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,188
Posted By sblack
More, we want more! :cool:

More, we want more! :cool:
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-15-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,335
Posted By sblack
In England, "slapper" is a derogatory slang term...

In England, "slapper" is a derogatory slang term for a vulgar or immoral woman! So be careful where and how you use the term. :p
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,575
Posted By sblack
You will never be frustrated by having a...

You will never be frustrated by having a compressor that is too big!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-01-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,335
Posted By sblack
Busy with tool development?? Ah nevermind. Nobody...

Busy with tool development?? Ah nevermind. Nobody here is interested in new tools...:p
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-02-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,627
Posted By sblack
I had no prior knowledge so I got everything from...

I had no prior knowledge so I got everything from TM. Lense, headgear, flux, meco torch etc. It all works and he stands behind it. His 2 video set is the most thorough treatment of welding and...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-02-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,627
Posted By sblack
Lots of airplane builders in WI. It can't be that...

Lots of airplane builders in WI. It can't be that hard to find acetylene if you can find oxygen.

Btw, Kent makes it look so easy, but whe you start it is hard, but then it actually becomes that...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-01-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,627
Posted By sblack
OA works great. The flux for aluminum is a pain...

OA works great. The flux for aluminum is a pain to clean off the work and your tools but other than that it works very well. Besides, a torch is a very handy thing to have in the shop for dozens of...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-30-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,238
Posted By sblack
CP214 rivet squeezer

Hi Guys,

Anyone know where I can get a parts diagram and spares for a Chicago Pneumatics CP214 rivet squeezer? I have a couple that are well past their best before date and need TLC.

thanks
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-21-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,941
Posted By sblack
Manny that is just the sort of devious trick I...

Manny that is just the sort of devious trick I was looking for. I don't have that much adjustment on my brake so I would have to make a custom finger but that should not be a problem. Thanks for...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-21-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,941
Posted By sblack
Trick for accurate conical 2d bends?

I am making ducting for the engine cooling plenum on a homebuilt airplane. Material is 0.032 2024t3, which is quite stiff. I need to make 2d bends i.e. No shrinking or stretching to go from a square...
Forum: Posting Pictures 01-19-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,628
Posted By sblack
How long does it take to change dies in one of...

How long does it take to change dies in one of these?
Forum: Introductions 01-18-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By sblack
We need to stuff you into a locker:lol:

We need to stuff you into a locker:lol:
Forum: Posting Pictures 01-18-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,628
Posted By sblack
I would ask Fay Butler. He makes dies for sale...

I would ask Fay Butler. He makes dies for sale and he wrote a book on the Yoder. faybutler.com

If anyone would know it would be him. I have read that changing the dies in the dovetail mount while...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 01-14-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,326
Posted By sblack
I played with a point cloud in Rhino. To make a...

I played with a point cloud in Rhino. To make a surface I had to take slices, then fair out the lumpiness of those slices, then create the surfave. It was a bit time consuming but it worked. I really...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-08-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,667
Posted By sblack
Meco +1 :D

Meco +1 :D
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