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Old 10-17-2017, 07:51 AM
RockHillWill RockHillWill is offline
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Default Patmans Arbor Press for metal shaping

Pat 'Patman' Brubaker brought his arbor press 'machine; to Oblong and it drew quite a crowd. he originally designed it to minimize the effort taken to pound steel for a fireman that had lost strength in both his shoulders, but it has quickly grown to a 'must have' tool, especially in those garages that do not have the room or the funds for the high end powered machines. It can also replace the wooden stump, and it much more accurate for those of us that are very talented with their hammer swinging accuracy.

Below, Kay Goodwin, Susan Bowden and others try their hand in the low power requirement forming tool.
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Here, Rick Frantz and others watch as Pat reshapes the panel he is making using a wooden lower form for making Model A fenders.
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Below, Rick and William Grant, travelling here from England, watch Pat add more shape with his arbor press tool. William is from Spilsby, Lincolnshire, and is traveling the US, Sweden, Austria and the Netherlands on a Travelling Fellowship presented him by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
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Here, William, a rather jovial bloke, seems to be enjoying the Redneck approach to metal shaping.
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Pat's seminars using the arbor press and the wheeling machine were very popular during this years event
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Pat compares his work to a Model A fender.
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Pat making more passes to the panel made on his arbor press.
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William is intent on Pats form with the wheeling machine.
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:14 AM
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Every time I meet with Pat, I'm more impressed with his skill, talent and ingenuity. He recently helped me set up an arbor press in my shop at the North Woods meet. It works great, and was used by many of the meet attendees.

Thanks Pat!
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