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Forum: Individual Classifieds 03-23-2019, 07:54 AM
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Posted By Stretch
Eckold Kraftformer LFA70S Shrinking Jaws Non-Marring

Hi folks. I've been sitting on these shrinking jaws for years in the hope that one day I'd get a Kraftformer. Alas, this has never come to fruition. So I'm sell this pair on eBay at the mo. If any...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Stretch
Fascinating Tube Making Video

Stumbled on this video on YouTube on how tube is made. I ended up being both fascinated and mesmerised at the same time! Well worth a watch ;)
I couldn't help but think of Jaroslav's creations on...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-23-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,652
Posted By Stretch
Some very nice resto work there Kent. I...

Some very nice resto work there Kent. I particularly like some of your ingenious file designs - necessity being the mother of invention and all that 👍
Matt
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-19-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By Stretch
The Hawker Hurricane first took to the skies in...

The Hawker Hurricane first took to the skies in 1935 also. I see a lot more Spifire in the Hurricane, than I do in the H1. I do see an extended Zero in the H1 though!
Didn't Hughes make a plane...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-16-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,500
Posted By Stretch
Peter... sounds like you'll have some very...

Peter... sounds like you'll have some very interesting project classes soon. If only I had the time and means to come over for a six day class - that would be an amazing opportunity! Right... time to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-15-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,500
Posted By Stretch
Thanks Peter! I'd love to have the opportunity to...

Thanks Peter! I'd love to have the opportunity to come and work with you for a week - I bet I'd come away with many new tips, tricks and ideas. One thing my mentor at Lynx told me was that "you'll...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-10-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 46,239
Posted By Stretch
wow indeed! most excellent Richard. can't wait...

wow indeed! most excellent Richard. can't wait for further progress!
Matt
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-08-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,164
Posted By Stretch
Looking good there. Some neat tricks ;)

Looking good there. Some neat tricks ;)
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-07-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,500
Posted By Stretch
Nice to see some pictures at Geoff Moss'...

Nice to see some pictures at Geoff Moss' workshop. I spent some time there a while ago expanding my knowledge base. Geoff is a fantastic master of the English Wheel. Grumpy old bugger, but top...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-05-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,500
Posted By Stretch
That's a good start I'd say. Keep practising and...

That's a good start I'd say. Keep practising and you'll get better and better. It's all about eye coordination and muscle memory. Keep at it 👍
Matt
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-04-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,500
Posted By Stretch
Onorius - you are welcome! The method Peter...

Onorius - you are welcome!

The method Peter describes of one person holding the panel moving it up and down whilst the other welds is very accurate also! At Lynx I would sometimes do the holding...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-04-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,500
Posted By Stretch
The traditional approach calls for a wide, soft...

The traditional approach calls for a wide, soft flame for gas welding aluminium. I can only give UK standard welding nozzle sizes (BOC etc.). Whereas for steel at 16 gauge (1.5mm) I would probably...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-03-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,500
Posted By Stretch
Looks like a typical 50/60s coachbuilder's gas...

Looks like a typical 50/60s coachbuilder's gas weld - fused without adding rod. This type of welding was common at the time in the U.K. and Italy etc. It's not as difficult as people think. What it...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-01-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 83,257
Posted By Stretch
Congrats on MSOTM! Very well deserved 👍

Congrats on MSOTM! Very well deserved 👍
Forum: Announcements 12-25-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By Stretch
Christmas greetings from Cornwall 👌

Christmas greetings from Cornwall 👌
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-30-2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,391
Posted By Stretch
Thanks Kent. Great info - much appreciated 👍

Thanks Kent. Great info - much appreciated 👍
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-29-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,391
Posted By Stretch
Thanks Will. That makes sense. I've never gas...

Thanks Will. That makes sense. I've never gas welded over Tig - I might just try it for a gas.
Cheers, Matt
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-29-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,391
Posted By Stretch
Hi Kent. Why would they tack with Tig prior to...

Hi Kent. Why would they tack with Tig prior to gas welding? Surely that's counter productive in terms of time taken etc? I'm curious as to what would the benefit be?
Thanks, Matt
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-28-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,391
Posted By Stretch
William, thanks. Beautiful work btw. 👌

William, thanks. Beautiful work btw. 👌
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-28-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,391
Posted By Stretch
William, did you add rod or simply fuse?

William, did you add rod or simply fuse?
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-28-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,391
Posted By Stretch
Try Tig tacking a butt joint on 16 gauge...

Try Tig tacking a butt joint on 16 gauge aluminium without adding any filler rod if you are in any doubt about the stresses inherent in Tig butt welding aluminium sheet. I will guarantee you at least...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,591
Posted By Stretch
Aluminum is a bastardisation of aluminium to us...

Aluminum is a bastardisation of aluminium to us Brits... 😁
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-27-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,694
Posted By Stretch
Excellent work and extremely informative. 👍

Excellent work and extremely informative. 👍
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-27-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,391
Posted By Stretch
Hi Rob. For many years I used to gas weld both...

Hi Rob. For many years I used to gas weld both aluminium and steel body panels as it was considered the traditional way. These days I will only gas weld aluminium body panels, but steel I will always...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-23-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,324
Posted By Stretch
I take my hat off to you Peter - that's a superb...

I take my hat off to you Peter - that's a superb tutorial on how to make that specific panel. Awesome help - really useful 👍
Matt
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