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Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By billfunk29
DQ steel

I have bought a few sheets from Dan Pate. route56wingnut (http://www.allmetalshaping.com/member.php?u=209) Southern MN.
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 06-27-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By billfunk29
T-bird parts

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/pts/d/4-shipping-containers-of-bird/6623023898.html
Forum: Buck Building 06-12-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By billfunk29
Hot wire

Ditto on the hot wire for roughing. Be sure to have ventilation though.
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By billfunk29
Thumbs

All that texting is good practice.
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-03-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 951
Views: 257,850
Posted By billfunk29
parking brake

Awesome project. Is that an electric parking brake actuator?
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-29-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By billfunk29
Forming Stainless

IF you are going to weld it, 304L has low carbon and less likely to crack.
Forum: Events 03-21-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,712
Posted By billfunk29
Rt 56

I plan to be there on Friday for sure, Maybe Saturday morning. If there is interest, I will assemble a Welding table kit. https://weldtables.com/collections/pro-series-welding-table-tops
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-06-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,137
Posted By billfunk29
radius measurement

Expensive but quick and accurate.
https://www.baileigh.com/index.php/inside-radius-gauge-irg-3600?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoemBqZrY2QIVjSWBCh3ilAK4EAQYASABEgJoGvD_BwE
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-05-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By billfunk29
When to do fender beads?

I am making a set of fenders for a Mercer. Should I put the rolled beads in before or after I slip roll the radius? I have seen two ways to pre stretch. One with a wheel and one by reverse...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-17-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By billfunk29
Work hardening

There are a lot of variables in work hardening. Strain rate is important. Metals will behave "superplastic" when formed at a very high rate. Explosion forming, for instance....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-05-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,814
Posted By billfunk29
Cone layout tool

I guess I should have explained better.
Imagine rolling up the cone with the rod as the central axis. Notice that the position of the pens on the rod are equal to the total height of the cone and...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-04-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,814
Posted By billfunk29
Cone layout tool

I had need to make a cone and recalled Steve Hamiltons post with the disc method. I built off that to make a layout tool that will do multiple cones without needing to cut templates each time. It...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 02-02-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By billfunk29
350 Synchrowave

Maybe if you are in town for the super bowl??

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/tls/d/miller-welder/6470908468.html
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 01-19-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,442
Posted By billfunk29
Punch use

My plan was to use these for making lightning holes on a car door. The punch seems like an easier route than cutting out the inner door structure to put it in the press. They sort of imply that...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-18-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By billfunk29
hole flanger

Another option:
https://www.aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?id=FT100
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 01-18-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,442
Posted By billfunk29
hole punch any good?

Has anyone used one of these. Looks like a nice tool.
https://thelashop.com/products/6-ton-6-dies-hydraulic-knockout-punch-driver-tool-kit?variant=45211081546
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-11-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,050
Posted By billfunk29
DC on aluminum

I finally got time to fiddle with welding aluminum with the DC machine. Maxstar 200LX. The "LX" has tons of programability for pulse and ramps. I didn't use any of that for this test. It works...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-05-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,542
Posted By billfunk29
True radius dies

I know this is an old thread, but it seemed like the best place for this. I have about 10 hours on a wheeling machine and want to pick up skill as fast as I can. Lots of thinking about what is...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-27-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 482
Posted By billfunk29
Sultan

Interesting project. A little rich for me.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1953-Other-Makes-G80/222766998155?hash=item33ddf2a28b:g:1DMAAOSwtnpaFvNq&vxp=mtr
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-26-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,759
Posted By billfunk29
Corrosion at body mounts.

I found this good advice from the folks that build trailers. The tip on using Tape instead of caulk was new to me.
http://www.trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/how-deal-dissimilar-metals
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-21-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,853
Posted By billfunk29
Homeshop machinist

This forum may prove useful:
http://www.homeshopmachinist.net/

Personally, I would look for an old Atlas or Southbend before I got a China lathe. Get as much tooling as you can with the machine. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By billfunk29
Double spring coil

Heater coils in aircraft instruments are also double coiled for the same reason. Better fatigue life.
Forum: Events 10-09-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,598
Posted By billfunk29
North woods

Special thanks to Steve for hosting a great event.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 09-27-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,499
Posted By billfunk29
Pedal

I have the same Synchrowave machine. In a quest to fit a small ESAB pedal to my Maxstar200, I took apart and studied the Synchrowave pedal. Very heavy duty with a big wire wound potentiometer. ...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 09-21-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By billfunk29
welder

It is hard to beat O/A for versatility. Welding, cutting, heating, brazing, sooting up aluminum for anneal. If you can only have one welder, I recommend O/A. Personally, I use TIG the most, O/A...
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