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Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By crystallographic
Good to see the posts of yacht/boat hull builders...

Good to see the posts of yacht/boat hull builders mooshing those big ole thick panels.
Giant wheels are the ticket for sure. Like the big thick stainless "Chicago Bean" it takes time, planning and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By crystallographic
Jigsaw ..... and "sabersaw" fixture

"Jigsaw" .... I think this is the style I have seen and used for many years:
https://www.khmtools.com.ph/products/worx-wx572-bladerunner-bench-top-jigsaw-table-saw

AKA "scroll saw"
64505...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By crystallographic
Agreed. The saber saw cut method is a niche of...

Agreed.
The saber saw cut method is a niche of its own .... when you have the right blades on hand. :):o:confused:

(2teeth engaged in metal thickness - recommended ... sometimes the diamond...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-10-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,009
Views: 898,669
Posted By crystallographic
Yo Marcus, This has been for me, a wonderful...

Yo Marcus,
This has been for me, a wonderful view of a marvellous build !!
Deep appreciation of your vision, talents, and enduring patience.
Sincere kudos !!
:D
:D
:D
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-08-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 82,680
Posted By crystallographic
(I felt really good about your recognition, too,...

(I felt really good about your recognition, too, Antoine.)
:):):)
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By crystallographic
Personally, I actually prefer the torches I can...

Personally,
I actually prefer the torches I can get tips for.....
And can light up nicely ....
and can get to burn well....
The others....? Well, they are nice to dream about... and wonder...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-18-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,299
Posted By crystallographic
Phil, you are making this look too easy!:eek: :)

Phil, you are making this look too easy!:eek:
:)
Forum: Introductions 08-17-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome tovarishch. Maybe you need an old Zil...

Welcome tovarishch.
Maybe you need an old Zil to bring back.... :)
Forum: Introductions 08-16-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome, Pete. (near Granite-ville)

Welcome, Pete.
(near Granite-ville)
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By crystallographic
Pullmaxes from GM Proto shop

Back when I would get calls from various proto shops (Ford, GM, Cessna, FMC...), I remember one call from the GM proto shop and along in the conversation the fellow said he had been there 30 years -...
Forum: Introductions 08-13-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome Dennis, We'll be watching your progress...

Welcome Dennis,
We'll be watching your progress with interest.
:):)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-13-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,299
Posted By crystallographic
Phil, That is a very secure way to lock the...

Phil,
That is a very secure way to lock the contour for welding into the reverse.
Both the belt and the suspenders. :D
Gold Star!
Forum: Individual Classifieds 08-12-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By crystallographic
yes - Salform - they pinged us here on AMS some...

yes - Salform - they pinged us here on AMS some months ago.
I bought some dovetail ERCO blocks ... the mortise was welded onto and machined to dovetail. Welds visible.
Forum: Introductions 08-11-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome, Glen. ... a Topolino drag car - the...

Welcome, Glen.

... a Topolino drag car - the mental images that come to mind ... :D:D
Welcome ....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-10-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,299
Posted By crystallographic
Hindsight is helpfully accurate in analyzing why,...

Hindsight is helpfully accurate in analyzing why, how long, and whether or not ....

In situations like these, the careful repair technique can save hours of cutting in a patch down in a reverse.
...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-08-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,299
Posted By crystallographic
All for the best, Phil. Don't worry - the metal...

All for the best, Phil.
Don't worry - the metal had been way overworked before it came to you.
You are on to smoother metal now. :):)
Yeehaw.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-06-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,299
Posted By crystallographic
Good work. The concave this body presents at...

Good work.
The concave this body presents at this location is curved two ways, short curve and long.
Your convex dolly fits the long curve and when the spots in the valley are heated and then...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-30-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,299
Posted By crystallographic
Good progress on your metal - and on the old...

Good progress on your metal - and on the old torch!
:)
:)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-25-2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,299
Posted By crystallographic
Okay then, practice the hand maneuvers needed to...

Okay then, practice the hand maneuvers needed to operate that Smith.
Get sorta fluent with it, on-off-on-hot-hotter-off.
No sense in over heating that tender spot, unnecessarily.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-25-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,299
Posted By crystallographic
"Idle" should be separate valve, then lever is...

"Idle" should be separate valve, then lever is big boost.
Idle is set, O/A, neutral flame.
I have welded thin sheet with cutting torch, at idle.... no boost....using O/A ...
and also O/H.
You...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-25-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 154,042
Posted By crystallographic
That is really nice work, Dane. Patient...

That is really nice work, Dane.
Patient attention to the details.:):)
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,116
Posted By crystallographic
Nice clean top effort, John. Really good to see...

Nice clean top effort, John. Really good to see your work!
(I second Gareth' vote for the Sikaflex)
Spiffy job.:):)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-24-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,299
Posted By crystallographic
Closer and closer - good news!:) Dish soap...

Closer and closer - good news!:)
Dish soap drops + water in spray bottle = good leak check when pressure first applied to system.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-23-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,299
Posted By crystallographic
How is your torch working, Phil? Heat the ridge...

How is your torch working, Phil?
Heat the ridge and tap 5 times and you are probably done....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-22-2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,299
Posted By crystallographic
(psst - "care of the 85y.old still-functional,...

(psst - "care of the 85y.old still-functional, flame-melting contraption")
:eek:
:lol:
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