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Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-30-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By idickers
Thanks for all the great feedback. I ended up...

Thanks for all the great feedback. I ended up ordering the 25' length. I looked at how I use my 12' air-cooled torch and realized I'm always having to think about how I route the leads to get from...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-29-2022, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By idickers
Actually Kent, I think you've convinced me to...

Actually Kent, I think you've convinced me to skip the wood and go right to metal for the forming block on this project with 18 ga steel. My problem is that I don't have any woodworking tools to...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-28-2022, 08:17 PM
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Views: 1,541
Posted By idickers
Thanks, Kent. You are of course my inspiration...

Thanks, Kent. You are of course my inspiration for this method. I thought I'd try wood first, but I may end up making a run to the metal store for some drops that fit the shape.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-28-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By idickers
I'm just trying to make a quick hammer form with...

I'm just trying to make a quick hammer form with material I have on hand, and mostly it's filling in gaps between adjacent 2x4's. I could probably make it without the filler, but I thought I'd see...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-28-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By idickers
That sounds like quite a concoction, I'll give it...

That sounds like quite a concoction, I'll give it a try.
Thanks!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-28-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By idickers
Filler for hammerform

I need to make a simple hammer form. To make construction simple I could make it out of some 2x4 lumber, but I need some epoxy filler that could fill in the gaps between the 2x4's and stand up to...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-26-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By idickers
Thanks, Kent! It's for road racing, mostly 1.5"...

Thanks, Kent! It's for road racing, mostly 1.5" x .095 and 1.75 x .120 wall DOM. I may keep migging the stuff while I explore options with TIG.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-26-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By idickers
Aluminum it is. Thanks for the suggestions.

Aluminum it is. Thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-26-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By idickers
TIG torch lead question

I am about to upgrade my TIG welder to a water-cooled torch. Is there a need for a 25' length torch lead vs 12' lead?

I have one of the newer inverter machines on a rolling cart. I'll be using...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,027
Posted By idickers
One other option is to make a wheel with a larger...

One other option is to make a wheel with a larger throat which will decrease the stiffness and let you work larger panels. I also stumbled across some 3/8" wall box tube, mine was 10' piece of 10" x...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-07-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,736
Posted By idickers
Very nice work, I love the 507 and am living...

Very nice work, I love the 507 and am living vicariously through your build!
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-18-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,056
Posted By idickers
That was my first thought. In fact, it might...

That was my first thought. In fact, it might work with a big-cert, the over-size version of time-cert. But I'd still have some gaps to fill.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-18-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,056
Posted By idickers
Thanks all, looks like I need to find a welder...

Thanks all, looks like I need to find a welder with more skill than myself. Fortunately, the engine is out of the car on an engine stand, so can be transported.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-18-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,056
Posted By idickers
Brazing/soldering question

I apologize if this is not exactly a sheet metal question, but I didn't know where to post. I need to make a repair on a cast iron engine block on a running engine, and am looking for ways to repair...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,818
Posted By idickers
I'll follow-up that I converted my 105HD to...

I'll follow-up that I converted my 105HD to hydraulic with a HF cylinder, and mounted the bender on a rolling stand. Now I can move it around the shop as needed instead of bolting it place, and it...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,818
Posted By idickers
I have the ProTools 105HD and love it. A friend...

I have the ProTools 105HD and love it. A friend has the JD2 and it might be a tad nicer, but they are both proven machines.
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 07-02-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 42,735
Posted By idickers
Sad news indeed. I've purchased uppers and...

Sad news indeed. I've purchased uppers and multiple sets of lowers for my english wheel from Joe, and have always been impressed with his workmanship. I just bought his adjuster and some dies for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,191
Posted By idickers
Very good warnings. My wife researches hearing...

Very good warnings. My wife researches hearing and is constantly reminding me to use earplugs in the shop. I recently picked up some Isotunes Bluetooth earplugs; easy to leave in all day so I donít...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 04-24-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,260
Posted By idickers
I built a clone of Kerry's Imperial and love it. ...

I built a clone of Kerry's Imperial and love it. This is a terrific price for such a great wheel and accessories. And there is no way I built and equipped it for $1500!
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,179
Posted By idickers
Any pics or writeup of your $500 reciprocating...

Any pics or writeup of your $500 reciprocating machine?
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 39,505
Posted By idickers
Could a rivet gun with a steel insert work for...

Could a rivet gun with a steel insert work for flow-forming as a portable plannishing hammer? I've got some rear shock towers for a suspension in a race car that I formed out of 13 ga (.095") steel...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-05-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,545
Posted By idickers
Also, take a look through some of the new helmets...

Also, take a look through some of the new helmets from Jackson, Lincoln, and Optrel with the blue tinted lenses. I am red/green colorblind and the standard green lens was not working well for me. I...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-11-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,584
Posted By idickers
Thanks for the neat tip! I had such consistent...

Thanks for the neat tip! I had such consistent bad luck with threaded pipe leaking that I used all soldered copper for my lines.
Forum: Shop Safety 07-18-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,282
Posted By idickers
Will something like these LED T5...

Will something like these LED T5 (https://www.hyperikon.com/led/garage-shop/led-tubes/t5-t8-led-tube-light-4ft-22w-dual-end-powered-frosted/) bulbs work for you?
Forum: Shop Safety 07-17-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,282
Posted By idickers
Ken brings up a good point. In addition to the...

Ken brings up a good point. In addition to the LED bulbs that Kerry identified, those of us with "vintage" eyes need more light. I notice it especially when welding or when working on a project car...
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