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Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-02-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 859
Posted By norson
Man, that's a lot of holes and my table is 3/4...

Man, that's a lot of holes and my table is 3/4 inch thick and 4X8. I'm thinking I would want to start out more conservatively. Thanks for the response, by the way, I like the clamps you built.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-26-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 859
Posted By norson
What about the fixture table clamps that rely on...

What about the fixture table clamps that rely on side pressure? Drilling holes is an overpowering job.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-25-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 859
Posted By norson
I've been thinking about doing the same to my 4x8...

I've been thinking about doing the same to my 4x8 table with a 3/4 inch top. I've debated with myself about the number of holes/pattern, etc. I'm not sure I'll live long enough to do the six inch...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-20-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By norson
Those panels have a very shallow crown. I've read...

Those panels have a very shallow crown. I've read somewhere that a shallow crown could be formed by laying it crown side down on a hard flat surface (steel table/concrete floor??) and tap with a low...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-06-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By norson
I used this method with good results. Never tried...

I used this method with good results. Never tried two different diameter tubes to form a taper, but would probably work.

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Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-04-2021, 03:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By norson
Careful of the Music acid. I've heard stories of...

Careful of the Music acid. I've heard stories of an open container of it causing tools and other bare metal stuff to develop serious rust. I wouldn't have it in my shop.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-03-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By norson
[QUOTE=crystallographic;167074]You are doing well...

[QUOTE=crystallographic;167074]You are doing well - and learning this process.
Pool cleaner is muriatic ...smokes when applied with NASTY unhealthful fumes ... but I have cleaned aircraft military...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-07-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,364
Posted By norson
I think think there is a danger in building a...

I think think there is a danger in building a chassis with anything other than material of equal or better to the original. You've got to realize that the "history" of a car gets lost over time and...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-04-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 608,123
Posted By norson
When I was trying (and failing) to find door...

When I was trying (and failing) to find door window frames for my '31 Cabriolet, I tried to figure out how to make them. I look at the aluminum, but rejected it early on. The Model A was chromed...
Forum: Buck Building 12-18-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By norson
I was trying to do what assume you are trying ---...

I was trying to do what assume you are trying --- build a full size car from a small model. I came to the conclusion "I" couldn't do it. I thought I would need to model off a full size car, but if I...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-18-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By norson
How about drilling and tapping it for a pipe...

How about drilling and tapping it for a pipe plug. Pinning it to locking it in place, then drilling and tapping it to stock.
OR, one time I replaced 3/8" bolt with a 7/16". Hell, one time I used a...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-13-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By norson
These are handles I bought several years ago from...

These are handles I bought several years ago from Beaver-tooth wood products. The small ones are a nice size grip size, but are only 12 inches long. The other is 13 inches long but is fatter. They...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-26-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By norson
A lot of punch machines have a "crows foot" that...

A lot of punch machines have a "crows foot" that holds the material down while the punch is pulled though.
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By norson
It weighed 1100 pounds on a truck scale. At that...

It weighed 1100 pounds on a truck scale. At that time it was weight to cu. in. Only one pass with no time before the money evaporated. The guy I sold it to put in a small block and won a lot. The...
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By norson
I had to laf. I did the same in '65 only with a...

I had to laf. I did the same in '65 only with a bantam roadster. Sold it for much the same reason. Two years ago found another (new) body to hang on the wall. But....
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By norson
I was faced with the same issue a number of years...

I was faced with the same issue a number of years ago. My lathe had a 10 hp 440 motoring it also had a 440 lubrication pump. I bought a rotary phase converter KIT off eBay and found a 15 hp motor 220...
Forum: Events 08-23-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By norson
California fire

Does anyone know if John Forbes and his place at Santa Cruz are OK? That's where the Santa Cruz metal meet has been held. The Bonny Doon fire is just below his place.
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-04-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,520
Posted By norson
I had a '54 as a driver in '64-'65

I had a '54 as a driver in '64-'65
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 05-13-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,275
Posted By norson
Add "floaters" to the mix for even more...

Add "floaters" to the mix for even more fun.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-13-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,039
Posted By norson
I'd like to have a book of your "core dumps"....

I'd like to have a book of your "core dumps". Always a wealth of information.
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,333
Posted By norson
I was at the Santa Cruz meet a number of years...

I was at the Santa Cruz meet a number of years ago and John Forbes, the host, had a fabricated upper wheel made from an automotive hub and spindle and a tube outer. see pictures.
In my scrap yard...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,333
Posted By norson
You may be thinking of the wide wheel that Cass...

You may be thinking of the wide wheel that Cass originated. It is a 6 X6 inch wheel he built for forming large low crown panels.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-27-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,995
Posted By norson
To carry the restaurant analogy a little further ...

To carry the restaurant analogy a little further -- for the most part the food coming in the back door is the same, It's how it is prepared that determines what the final product is like. Most fast...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,246
Posted By norson
Well I was wrong. That is the video I originally...

Well I was wrong. That is the video I originally saw and obviously it does a reverse curve.
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,246
Posted By norson
I haven't seen an olive machine do a reverse...

I haven't seen an olive machine do a reverse curve.
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