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Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2022, 01:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By metal manny
Kerry, that sounds cool. I have used the saber...

Kerry, that sounds cool. I have used the saber saw to cut sheet in the past, but not for tight curves in metal shaping. My magic moment in this regard was with my Makita nibbler which is like Pac Man...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-04-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By metal manny
I guess you'll get a generator with an output of...

I guess you'll get a generator with an output of 110 V? At this voltage you should get about +9 amps per kVa, which means you'd need a minimum gennie size of around 2,5kVa to power the welder. With...
Forum: MUST READ - FORUM RULES 09-01-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By metal manny
Very welcome Yahya;)

Very welcome Yahya;)
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-30-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By metal manny
Sounds like a heap of fun. Wish I were nearer...

Sounds like a heap of fun. Wish I were nearer your place:mad:
Forum: Introductions 08-17-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By metal manny
Welcome, Alex

Welcome, Alex
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-04-2022, 12:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,576
Posted By metal manny
Ditto... Hearty congratulations

Ditto... Hearty congratulations
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 08-02-2022, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By metal manny
That's a very kind offer Keith! I'm sure you'll...

That's a very kind offer Keith! I'm sure you'll have plenty of interest...;)
Forum: Introductions 07-12-2022, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By metal manny
Warm welcome, Mat;)

Warm welcome, Mat;)
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2022, 03:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,812
Posted By metal manny
Molasses tastes better than citric acid!:lol:

Molasses tastes better than citric acid!:lol:
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-11-2022, 03:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By metal manny
I see you have solved your problem - well done.;)...

I see you have solved your problem - well done.;)
Here in my third-world city, we have a spring manufacturer who can make any spring. Further to that, he has a room upstairs with boxes and boxes...
Forum: Introductions 04-20-2022, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By metal manny
Welcome Rocco. Look forward to witnessing your...

Welcome Rocco. Look forward to witnessing your growth as a metal shaper!
Forum: Introductions 04-05-2022, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By metal manny
Hello and a warm welcome, (name???);)

Hello and a warm welcome, (name???);)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-18-2022, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,859
Posted By metal manny
I would think that a hammer form is the starting...

I would think that a hammer form is the starting point as it is quite a tricky shape. It is quite a good project to learn new skills and I would take it on as a challenge, knowing that the amount of...
Forum: Introductions 03-09-2022, 02:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By metal manny
Welcome to the forum, David;)

Welcome to the forum, David;)
Forum: Introductions 03-03-2022, 01:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By metal manny
Welcome, Dave from Australia!;)

Welcome, Dave from Australia!;)
Forum: Introductions 03-03-2022, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By metal manny
Welcome Clive. Great metal shaping community...

Welcome Clive. Great metal shaping community here. I'm literally around the corner from you, also in JHB!
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2022, 04:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By metal manny
Steve, if you only plan to do one-off radius...

Steve, if you only plan to do one-off radius bends and have an absolute "must-have" English wheel handy, then Jaro's suggestion makes perfect sense.

Apart from a rubber wheel, as suggested, you...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2022, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By metal manny
Correct, one could indeed use the forming roller...

Correct, one could indeed use the forming roller as the clamp and this would further simplify the build. The reason I used take-up bearings here was not so that the forming roller could turn, but to...
Forum: Introductions 03-01-2022, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By metal manny
Welcome Quentin! You've come to the right place...

Welcome Quentin! You've come to the right place for friendly, knowledgeable people. ;)
Forum: Introductions 03-01-2022, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By metal manny
Welcome Frederic. You sound like a fascinating...

Welcome Frederic.
You sound like a fascinating person. Wish you were located up the street from me!
Looking forward to your future posts and projects.
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By metal manny
Hi Steve, here's a rough conceptual sketch that...

Hi Steve, here's a rough conceptual sketch that might be helpful?
Basically you'd have to insert a short tube section into the take-up bearing inner race to hold the lever operating the forming...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-24-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By metal manny
Johnny, that is not a bad start, IMO. BOC...

Johnny, that is not a bad start, IMO.

BOC is effectively the same company as Afrox here in South Africa and also part of the Linde group of companies. I own Afrox equipment and the quality is...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-08-2022, 03:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,655
Posted By metal manny
Steve, that is called a take up bearing. You'll...

Steve, that is called a take up bearing. You'll get them at any decent bearing supplier. They come in a staggering array of sizes (metric and imperial) and as previously mentioned, are self-aligning...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-07-2022, 03:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,655
Posted By metal manny
Hi Steve. If you need to make radius bends on the...

Hi Steve. If you need to make radius bends on the smaller side (2" and less) you can use a conventional brake with a tube clamped in its fingers to bend your sheet around its radius to create the...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 01-03-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,453
Posted By metal manny
Shane, the length is just shy of 50" - 1260mm....

Shane, the length is just shy of 50" - 1260mm. Make it as long or as short as you like
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