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Forum: Introductions 05-08-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By KAD
Welcome.....(Are you related to the "Browning...

Welcome.....(Are you related to the "Browning Automotive" in Manassas?)

I live in Warrenton Va. and have a pretty well appointed metal shaping shop and can give some shaping help if needed.
If...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By KAD
So the rumors of your death were greatly...

So the rumors of your death were greatly exaggerated.......:lol:


Good to see your OK and headed out on a new adventure hope all goes well for you.
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By KAD
How I would approach it..... 1. Measure...

How I would approach it.....

1. Measure crown

2. Stretch outer edge

3. Measure crown, if it's getting better repeat process.

4. If it's not getting better move the stretch in further and...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-21-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,278
Posted By KAD
Perhaps you should try Peters approach at this...

Perhaps you should try Peters approach at this time as it seems like a reasonable way to attack the problem.
It helps for me to see pictures or diagrams of a process this complex done by hand work....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-14-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By KAD
The initial process of roughing shape into areas...

The initial process of roughing shape into areas of a panel that will later require this shape to be refined into a desired final product.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-09-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By KAD
If you use the "Super Arc" type welding wire made...

If you use the "Super Arc" type welding wire made by Lincoln it was designed to be used on steel with less than perfect surface conditions.

I talked directly with Lincoln and they said that they...
Forum: Introductions 10-25-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By KAD
Welcome to the forum (check your private messages...

Welcome to the forum (check your private messages right away:D)


Kirk
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2017, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By KAD
One company making and selling this type of...

One company making and selling this type of spring is ROHRS and they list as the benefits for this design....

(As with all "claims" for people selling anything they are held in suspect until...
Forum: Buck Building 08-19-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,083
Posted By KAD
Not the same one, if you look at the reflection...

Not the same one, if you look at the reflection in the mirror of the back end this one lacks the solid rear hammer form areas of the first picture posted.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-15-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,782
Posted By KAD
Hi Joshua, First off I recommend that you...

Hi Joshua,

First off I recommend that you get together with someone in your area that has a shop and is willing to show you around.Perhaps if you put out a request here and other machining sites...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By KAD
If you make a shield out of what's called MuMetal...

If you make a shield out of what's called MuMetal it is really good at shielding the device.
I used it when designing the ground penetrating radar systems if we needed to shield an electronic device...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 759
Posted By KAD
"The Auburn site will use the company's flowform...

"The Auburn site will use the company's flowform technology that primarily builds high-precision, high-strength, thin wall roto-symmetrical parts from various metals."


In this description it...
Forum: Shop Safety 06-14-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,562
Posted By KAD
Miller makes some really nice small welding masks...

Miller makes some really nice small welding masks with replaceable filters meant to be worn behind your welding helmet.

There pretty inexpensive and since they were made for welding might provide...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 06-10-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,310
Posted By KAD
It was demo'd at a show I was at and the welds...

It was demo'd at a show I was at and the welds looked like crap....and they were done by their "expert".

Usually they make it look so easy that there's a line of guys with sweaty palms full of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
Posted By KAD
Your correct if it's going to be turning at...

Your correct if it's going to be turning at 10,000 rpm but at our 1725 it's just an idle speed for it. Oil Harden steel and draw it out is going to last as long as we do ....I suspect.
That's just...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
Posted By KAD
If you use a steel connecting rod and a needle...

If you use a steel connecting rod and a needle bearing like a two troke engine does then a couple of drops of oil is all that's needed and it'll take a huge amount of impact and not fail.

Aluminum...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
Posted By KAD
At the beginning of internal combustion engine...

At the beginning of internal combustion engine design there was a huge debate that raged for many years as to the best choice for this "type of mechanism" but eventually everyone settled on the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,510
Posted By KAD
In all the replies lies what you need to...

In all the replies lies what you need to accomplish all your goals.....

My advise.....and worth what you paid for it.

Do more with less always.

Focus on the basics of hand work.

Focus on...
Forum: Introductions 05-10-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By KAD
A little research nets some info on our new...

A little research nets some info on our new "visiting dignitary"

It appears that Matt understates his accomplishments after a little Google searching it turns up all sorts of "special talents".
...
Forum: Business Classifieds 04-21-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,521
Posted By KAD
It's possible that there was another shipment...

It's possible that there was another shipment from your area of the world that contained bugs and now they have to inspect everything coming from your geographical area for the issue.

There also...
Forum: Introductions 04-01-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By KAD
Welcome Vince, Where in Virginia are you? ...

Welcome Vince,
Where in Virginia are you?

I'm in Northern VA.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-10-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,103
Posted By KAD
Another view... Power Hammers are a...

Another view...

Power Hammers are a mechanical representation of a man "throwing" a hammer at a surface.

Much like a Blacksmith throws a hammer and his arm would be replicated by some device...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,333
Posted By KAD
Nice looking twingle......interesting motor...

Nice looking twingle......interesting motor design.



(Twingle: Twin Single, Two pistons one spark plug shared combustion chamber)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-07-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,192
Posted By KAD
Perhaps your issues are surrounding the size of...

Perhaps your issues are surrounding the size of the blank your starting with?

If your blank had more of the "fender" it would contain the shape better and allow you to form the edge your having...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-06-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,192
Posted By KAD
Some times you can beat the heck out of yourself...

Some times you can beat the heck out of yourself trying to bite off more metal shaping that you can accomplish.

If you can't make it in one piece then break it up into pieces you can make and weld...
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