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Forum: Beginner Projects 03-25-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By skintkarter
I use MDF quite a bit for hammerforms for alloy....

I use MDF quite a bit for hammerforms for alloy. Holds up pretty well with a few coats of moisture cure floor finish, or if you have it to hand, 2 pack epoxy.
Forum: Introductions 03-25-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By skintkarter
Welcome and as the old Russian bride joke goes -...

Welcome and as the old Russian bride joke goes - please send picture of tractor.
Forum: Introductions 03-25-2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By skintkarter
Wellcome Joe! Would love to see some pictures of...

Wellcome Joe! Would love to see some pictures of the Alfa. Lots of help available on here from the gurus if you need any help - although sounds like you can probably help a good number of us :)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-18-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,352
Posted By skintkarter
Matt, an electric nibbler is probably the best...

Matt, an electric nibbler is probably the best way if you are to use the rest of the sheet. I've got an air shear which can also take out a centre strip and leave either side fairly flat, but it's a...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-15-2021, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By skintkarter
Greg, if your supplies in Aus are anything like...

Greg, if your supplies in Aus are anything like what we have in New Zealand, there will be very little choice in the gauges we normally use for car stuff - 1.2 and 1.6. All we can get routinely in...
Forum: Introductions 03-15-2021, 03:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By skintkarter
Edwin, there are no stupid questions. We all...

Edwin, there are no stupid questions. We all learn (unless we are welded to the hip of a master craftsman) by asking questions and making mistakes.

Ask away and please post photographs of what you...
Forum: Buck Building 03-11-2021, 03:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,450
Posted By skintkarter
John, as far as I'm aware Mike is fine and living...

John, as far as I'm aware Mike is fine and living the dream down at Ohope Beach in New Zealand. Agree it does look like he has taken down 'hammerworks' f/b page. He has always been a bit underground...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-09-2021, 03:40 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 66,346
Posted By skintkarter
Ran out of talent, so called in the cavalry. ...

Ran out of talent, so called in the cavalry.

Trouble with all this metalshaping stuff is that I don't yet have a bank of failures stored in memory.

My first thought with the guard top was to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-02-2021, 04:06 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,956
Posted By skintkarter
Top job Scott and well done on MSOTM!

Top job Scott and well done on MSOTM!
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-23-2021, 02:37 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 66,346
Posted By skintkarter
Apparently worth a bomb to an old Porsche owner -...

Apparently worth a bomb to an old Porsche owner - but the owner of the Bentley is err, quite well heeled shall we say :)
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-22-2021, 03:43 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 66,346
Posted By skintkarter
Cheers Marcus and John. I'm lucky that I...

Cheers Marcus and John.

I'm lucky that I did my fitting and turning apprenticeship in the early 70's in NZ with a guy who had a brain the size of a planet, plus I've been privileged to end up...
Forum: Announcements 02-15-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,548
Posted By skintkarter
Good to hear Tom.

Good to hear Tom.
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-15-2021, 02:44 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 66,346
Posted By skintkarter
Crikey it's been 5 months since my last...

Crikey it's been 5 months since my last confession - I mean post! Another new sickle more suited to our local goat tracks (Multistrada 950s) a 4 day run to bed in and test same, quite a bit of wine...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-06-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By skintkarter
Some good tips there Joris. Thanks for posting -...

Some good tips there Joris. Thanks for posting - I learnt something about feeding from the back of the machine to eliminate the flat spot.
Forum: Introductions 02-05-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By skintkarter
Bigger hammer mate and a lot more tea :) ...

Bigger hammer mate and a lot more tea :)

Have a look for a guy on here called Reno - really clever bugger making small things.

I've only done full sized and motorcycle stuff, but scaled down,...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-05-2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By skintkarter
Haha - if you have one Frank, you will find heaps...

Haha - if you have one Frank, you will find heaps of uses for it :) I bought a 4' x 3" second hand jobbie for $600 which lives pushed back against the wall. Don't use it a lot, but have used it on...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-02-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By skintkarter
Bibb, certainly not an expert here, but...

Bibb, certainly not an expert here, but spotwelded 304 is everywhere. Think of anything - BBQ bits, potbelly stove flues and hats, v-bands for exhaust systems etc...

If it were me, I'd be...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-20-2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By skintkarter
Bernt, sorry mate, it's the machine - you would...

Bernt, sorry mate, it's the machine - you would be lucky to do 4' of 22 gauge with it (0.80 mm). A decent machine for up to 16 gauge steel probably weighs 6-800kgs. Your machine will be flexing...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-05-2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,472
Posted By skintkarter
Spencer, I'm tighter than a duck's bottom...

Spencer, I'm tighter than a duck's bottom under-water (ex Yorkshire and now living in New Zealand) but whilst the methods outlined by the previous posters will undoubtedly work (particularly I...
Forum: Introductions 12-11-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By skintkarter
Hi Brett and welcome. Have a bit of a think...

Hi Brett and welcome.

Have a bit of a think first about what you might be wanting to wheel. Strictly car stuff, or perhaps bike stuff or even art? The latter ideally needs a wheel made to suit.
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Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-08-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By skintkarter
I re-shafted all of my old abused SP hammers a...

I re-shafted all of my old abused SP hammers a while back. They don't sell shafts any longer, but did find a local stockist who had Picard shafts. However the Picard shafts didn't come with wedges...
Forum: Comments and Suggestions 12-07-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,255
Posted By skintkarter
I'd stay away from what we call Zintec in the...

I'd stay away from what we call Zintec in the part of the world Ryan. Ordinary old cold rolled is going to give you enough trouble as it is - unless you are Peter Tommasini etc... Just use a weld...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-07-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By skintkarter
Chocolate fish award goes to Marc and Kent :)

Chocolate fish award goes to Marc and Kent :)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-20-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By skintkarter
Looks really good so far Shawn. Pretty much what...

Looks really good so far Shawn. Pretty much what Bill has suggested, although I would probably just use some flanging pliers to tip the edge rather than trying to get in in a machine. The straighter...
Forum: Introductions 11-18-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By skintkarter
Welcome Paul. We like bikes, picture of bikes,...

Welcome Paul. We like bikes, picture of bikes, the smell of bikes, the sound of bikes. Did I say we like bikes?
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