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Forum: Shop Safety 07-22-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 744
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
When Dan Pate picked up the CP planishing hammer...

When Dan Pate picked up the CP planishing hammer he bought from me he informed me that my lighting wasn’t up to snuff. I had already played with the idea of going the T5 route but thought that...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-09-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Planishing (particularly with a pneumatic hammer)...

Planishing (particularly with a pneumatic hammer) is just blending highs & lows into a smooth panel. Initially there can be a slight amount of shrinking during the smoothing process because you are...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 06-01-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,526
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Actually ending up with a small pinhole in the...

Actually ending up with a small pinhole in the center of the weld that pretty much resembles a volcano in most cases. I don’t think it’s always structurally that bad but you hate having the customer...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 05-29-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,526
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Volcano plug welds ???....... (Mig type)

My longtime friend and swap meet buddy “Big Mike” is still banging out heavy collision work. He asked me why plugs welds (rosette welds) sometimes get a volcano effect. I told him contamination but...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 05-10-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,773
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I have listed 6 more auctions tonight. This will...

I have listed 6 more auctions tonight. This will probably be it till the Fall, many people don’t bother much with searching eBay during the Summer. Also Little Frank is cleaning them up faster than I...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 05-03-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,773
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I started 5 more auctions of auto body tools...

I started 5 more auctions of auto body tools tonight, all 5 are vintage and all 5 are long out of current production.

VINTAGE PORTER FERGUSON Auto Body SPOON. English Wheel, Pexto, Yoder, ...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-27-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,789
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I couldn’t agree more, it just looks bad because...

I couldn’t agree more, it just looks bad because the damage covers a lot of area. The only area that might be tuff is the corner of the window on the door and only there because of possible lack of...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 04-26-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,773
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I have listed some vintage dollies and a hammer...

I have listed some vintage dollies and a hammer on eBay if anyone might be interested.
VINTAGE AUTO BODY DOLLY. English Wheel, Yoder Powe Hammer, Pettingell...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-26-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I don’t know, I can certainly see some knots...

I don’t know, I can certainly see some knots (collision damage) on the uni-body rail in the upper photo and possibly the lower photo as well. And you also hear stories about coach built cars not...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-26-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,789
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
IMO you could straighten most of what you have...

IMO you could straighten most of what you have there with a heavy general purpose dolly (sometimes called track dolly) or even a piece of RR track 4 or 5” long with also a nearly flat faced body...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 04-21-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,773
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
vintage tools up for auction

I’ve listed some vintage auto body tools on eBay. A real decent Chicago Pneumatic fender planishing hammer CHICAGO PNEUMATIC PLANISHING HAMMER, fender hammer. Yoder, English wheel ...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-11-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Basically you weld temporary bracing into the...

Basically you weld temporary bracing into the rear window opening and then cut it out and reposition lower in the car or lean it further forward. Big concerns are being able to remove the glass for...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-10-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,649
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
When you hold the shrinking disc flat on the...

When you hold the shrinking disc flat on the panel (about ½ of the disc touching) it searches out the high spots and let’s say for example heats 5 to 15 of them in one shot with lows remaining cool....
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-06-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,649
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Style wise a challenge for sure. To me the car is...

Style wise a challenge for sure. To me the car is begging to be sectioned. If you look at photo #5 there seems to be way too much metal above the front wheel opening. The roof already seems low...
Forum: Events 04-01-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,008
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Neat idea on the trim straightener Will. Kinda...

Neat idea on the trim straightener Will. Kinda reminds me of a hand taping tool. Actually someone could make a tap holder and T handle that swaps out for part of what’s there to end up with a dual...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-31-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Actually in my opinion it should be mounted in...

Actually in my opinion it should be mounted in the welder so it would work with the foot pedal as well as with a tig torch mounted hand controller. Not my idea at all……… that’s just the way my Miller...
Forum: Buck Building 03-30-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Also you end up with a “closed back buck” when...

Also you end up with a “closed back buck” when you’re finished. It’s just so much easier to shape using a buck that’s open. Lay the partially shaped part on a bench (crown down) and lay your buck...
Forum: Comments and Suggestions 03-29-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,231
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
With all the P21 extra features there is a strong...

With all the P21 extra features there is a strong argument that it’s the most suitable Pullmax model for our type of work. Not all P21 had the pneumatic tool lift so you could consider that icing on...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-14-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,823
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
You might consider trying something like what I...

You might consider trying something like what I did some years ago http://allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=406&highlight=cent+dies...
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 03-11-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,967
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
The knockoffs or copies will eventually happen,...

The knockoffs or copies will eventually happen, the only question is if it’s here or China. I’m pretty sure once the patents are used up time wise there’s not much the lawyers can do about it...
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 03-10-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,967
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Doesn’t it make you feel good to have to deal...

Doesn’t it make you feel good to have to deal with a company that’s going out of their way to keep prices artificially high like that ? I remember early on Eckold wouldn’t even sell you their tooling...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-09-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,682
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Eventually when the time arrives in the build a...

Eventually when the time arrives in the build a lexan glass will be shaped up (it's a fairly flat glass for the most part) a custom glass window will be made (for money reasons, this may be unlikely)...
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 03-03-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
This is the video that got me interested in the...

This is the video that got me interested in the Norton Blaze abrasives https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyVYqVPSL-c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyVYqVPSL-c)
. Anyone as sick of carbide grinding...
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 03-03-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Norton Blaze abrasives ???

Has anyone had any personal experience using Norton Blaze abrasives on the ever popular 4 ½” grinders ? Any thoughts on how fast they cut, how long they last and how much dust they make are much...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-26-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,372
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
BRAVO………. that worked perfectly :):):) ! You only...

BRAVO………. that worked perfectly :):):) ! You only really need to put the copper then steel on one side (to raise the resistance) and it seems to work just fine. THANKS Neil ~ John Buchtenkirch
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