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Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-18-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By AllyBill
You could do it as a piece of repousse work. ...

You could do it as a piece of repousse work.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repouss%C3%A9_and_chasing

I back the job with a big ball of Blu Tack, the sticky stuff for hanging pictures on the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By AllyBill
I can add, as to 7075, that any forming you'd...

I can add, as to 7075, that any forming you'd want to do with it "happens" above 300 degrees. I believe I've seen some 7075-O, but not worked with it.

Recently had some annealed to T0 so it could...
Forum: Introductions 03-02-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By AllyBill
Welcome. Another metal artist here if you...

Welcome.

Another metal artist here if you want to swap ideas. Done it all, cars, boats, aircraft, you name it. Flowers, birds and animals for me nowadays.

Will
Forum: Introductions 02-06-2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Sean, Metal sculpture is my thing these...

Hi Sean,

Metal sculpture is my thing these days (mainly flowers and animals) if you want a fellow sculptor.

Will
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By AllyBill
Stunning work - artistry, skill and craft all in...

Stunning work - artistry, skill and craft all in one. Fabulous.

Will
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-26-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,341
Posted By AllyBill
You can always braze or solder too if you just...

You can always braze or solder too if you just want to be rid of the blemishes but as it's not structural why not throw it at the paint shop and let them disappear it?
So easy to see it as your...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-25-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,341
Posted By AllyBill
Can you get a MIG set and just spot over the top?...

Can you get a MIG set and just spot over the top? It's fast and only heats the bit you want to mend without penetration you don't need. OA is too slow, it'll burn the back of the panel.

Will
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-24-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By AllyBill
I do many alloy wheels. Don't like 'em much but...

I do many alloy wheels. Don't like 'em much but it's easy money.

Not seeing the dent though. The arc adjacent to the tire looks correct but with a bulge inboard at the next definition line. Looks...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-24-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,341
Posted By AllyBill
That's what I'd do too. Just arc-up and float a...

That's what I'd do too. Just arc-up and float a little filler in there then polish it back.

Will
Forum: Introductions 12-19-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By AllyBill
Hi Dave, Sorry to hear about your mum...

Hi Dave,

Sorry to hear about your mum slipping away. Sculpting is my thing these days and I spend many a happy hour absorbed in my craft so I get why you'd do that. Look me up if I can help at...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-07-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,841
Posted By AllyBill
Been messing in the workshop today. When l...

Been messing in the workshop today. When l learned to weld this was an essential qualification. Good fun too. We used to compete to see who could do the neatest one. Not as tidy as l used to be but...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-05-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,841
Posted By AllyBill
If welds are failing in new material I'd say it's...

If welds are failing in new material I'd say it's a heat issue. Sounds to me like, no matter which method is being used to glue the parts together, it all needs to be hotter. Take an extra minute to...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-04-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,841
Posted By AllyBill
That combination welds with no problems as a...

That combination welds with no problems as a rule. Need a clean tungsten and materials and enough gas but that's a given anyway.
Where may people seem to go wrong in converting from gas to TIG is...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-04-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 332,819
Posted By AllyBill
Been watching from the get-go. Beautiful yet...

Been watching from the get-go. Beautiful yet simple solutions for everything. Should I ever take on a similar project I'll be back to read this thread from end to end. Love it, and looking forward to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By AllyBill
Lincoln Electric offer a very versatile range of...

Lincoln Electric offer a very versatile range of sticks for welding cast and good advice too. What seems to go under the radar much of the time is just how well cast brazes with bronze rods. If it's...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-01-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,841
Posted By AllyBill
Only time I ever had issues with dilution is when...

Only time I ever had issues with dilution is when diluting up, ie using a harder filler than the material I was welding. Sometimes on thin or poor material a 5xxx rod will flow better and seems to...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-01-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,841
Posted By AllyBill
Not sure I fully understand the question but I've...

Not sure I fully understand the question but I've made many panels from similar material and my process is to tack the parts together, flush off the tacks then wheel the panel to finalise the shape...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-30-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,841
Posted By AllyBill
If I came across as negative then please accept...

If I came across as negative then please accept my heartfelt apologies - that was never my intention.

I figure you're never too old to learn and that's why I came here and I have learned a great...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-30-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,841
Posted By AllyBill
Thanks Mike, appreciated. I thought I was...

Thanks Mike, appreciated.

I thought I was just being stupid about getting the photos off my phone but it seems the plug connector is damaged. My daughter has promised to wifi or bluetooth or...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-30-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,841
Posted By AllyBill
How's this for obscure? A pair of fully TIG...

How's this for obscure? A pair of fully TIG welded aluminium feet for a life size Californian brown pelican. They can't walk the walk but they look good.
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Will
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-29-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,841
Posted By AllyBill
Harsh - Not intentionally pooing on anything,...

Harsh - Not intentionally pooing on anything, Just watching the age-old steam versus sail argument. I first learned to weld aluminium intercoolers for race cars on OA just as I learned to weld steel...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-28-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,841
Posted By AllyBill
With shapes like the one you just welded, using...

With shapes like the one you just welded, using TIG I would pre-heat, blow in a nice hot tack every inch or so, let it all cool then knock the tops off with a die-grinder then wheel the panel to near...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-27-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,841
Posted By AllyBill
That gas welding sorts its own preheat is true...

That gas welding sorts its own preheat is true enough, but only because it's painfully slow - a quick blast with a butane torch is all that's needed before you arc up with the TIG and only then in...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-22-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,841
Posted By AllyBill
Not sure how come folk struggle for penetration...

Not sure how come folk struggle for penetration with the TIG on aluminium. Give it an extra burst of pedal and push some filler through to the back-side. It's easy enough to put twice as much weld on...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-21-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,841
Posted By AllyBill
Alternatively, TIG welding is quicker, cleaner,...

Alternatively, TIG welding is quicker, cleaner, easier and altogether more forgiving. I learned OA ally welding at age 10 and stick welding of steel at the same time. Many years later, having...
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