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Forum: Automotive Projects 04-12-2022, 07:54 AM
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Posted By Nate S
This thing takes my breath away every time I see...

This thing takes my breath away every time I see it. I love hearing about all the details, it really puts it into perspective the amount of work that goes into something of this caliber.
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-01-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 261,597
Posted By Nate S
Congrats!!

Congratulations on metal shaper of the month! What an incredible project. I'll be coming back to it in the future for reference no doubt!
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-10-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 787,138
Posted By Nate S
Wow incredible! Unbelievable amount of detail....

Wow incredible! Unbelievable amount of detail. This will definitely be a project I come back to when I need motivation!
Forum: Introductions 01-04-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By Nate S
Welcome!

Welcome! another Indiana member, excellent!
Forum: Beginner Projects 01-02-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,799
Posted By Nate S
Thank you for the MSOTM recognition!

Wow what an honor! What an incredible way to start the year no less! Thanks to whoever is responsible! I joined the forum to continue learning and to participate in the community and this makes me...
Forum: Beginner Projects 11-29-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,799
Posted By Nate S
Thanks everyone!! Its been a blast to build. I...

Thanks everyone!! Its been a blast to build. I can't wait to try some bigger projects. Maybe if I get started now I could finish a full size car by the time she can drive haha! :lol:
Forum: Beginner Projects 11-19-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,799
Posted By Nate S
This is kind of an update dump so I apologize....

This is kind of an update dump so I apologize. I'm a little behind in my updates.

The car is FINISHED! Well at least for now. It may never truly be finished haha. Once the rivet holes were...
Forum: Beginner Projects 11-19-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,799
Posted By Nate S
Once the wire edge was complete (and repaired) it...

Once the wire edge was complete (and repaired) it was time to drill rivet holes for the bottom pieces. As much as I wanted the entire body to be one piece it just wasn't going to be possible with the...
Forum: Beginner Projects 10-27-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,799
Posted By Nate S
Yep, yep, and yep! 4043 is exactly what I was...

Yep, yep, and yep! 4043 is exactly what I was using. Now that I know a little more its hard to ignore the difference. Cracks aside as you mentioned filing and even planishing is difficult. I learned...
Forum: Beginner Projects 10-26-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,799
Posted By Nate S
Some of my early mistakes continue to creep up! I...

Some of my early mistakes continue to creep up! I was 75% done with welding the panels together when I learned that I probably should be using 1100 filler with the 3003 panels. I fused the back side...
Forum: Beginner Projects 10-11-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,799
Posted By Nate S
Here is some recent progress. Fitting and welding...

Here is some recent progress. Fitting and welding the headrest nacelle was probably one of the most nerve racking parts of this so far. I'm so happy with it though!

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Forum: Beginner Projects 10-07-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,799
Posted By Nate S
I picked some 70% IPA up from the hardware store...

I picked some 70% IPA up from the hardware store (they didnt have the high test stuff) and tried a sample piece last night.

Safety aside, the IPAs slower evaporation made it a LOT easier to work...
Forum: Beginner Projects 10-05-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,799
Posted By Nate S
I think Iíve altogether ditched the polishing...

I think Iíve altogether ditched the polishing idea in favor of this. Seeing as this is my first metal shaping project I think polish would highlight some areas that I wish I could do completely over....
Forum: Beginner Projects 09-22-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,799
Posted By Nate S
Thats pretty cool. I am so out of touch when it...

Thats pretty cool. I am so out of touch when it comes to polishing hardware. I really appreciate the help!
Forum: Beginner Projects 09-18-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,799
Posted By Nate S
Oh good idea! As get get more into metal shaping...

Oh good idea! As get get more into metal shaping its obvious I need to invest in a variety of sanders lol
Forum: Beginner Projects 09-18-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,799
Posted By Nate S
That's some really good info! I have seen the SCT...

That's some really good info! I have seen the SCT and I've been looking for a reason to buy one :D
Forum: Beginner Projects 09-16-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,799
Posted By Nate S
Wow, I honestly didn't know you could get that...

Wow, I honestly didn't know you could get that kind of a finish by hand! I thought my only options were polished, brushed (ie linear scratches), or painted. Something to consider, thank you!
Forum: Beginner Projects 09-14-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,799
Posted By Nate S
Thanks everyone! I'm going to test a section and...

Thanks everyone! I'm going to test a section and see how polishing goes. I am assuming there's no real magic to it?? Just use finer and finer paper before moving to polish. Any tips or tricks? Or...
Forum: Beginner Projects 09-13-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,799
Posted By Nate S
Here is how it sits now. There is still lots to...

Here is how it sits now. There is still lots to do. I would like to wire edge around the cockpit and foot opening. I've been practicing wire edging scraps and it is definitely not the easiest thing....
Forum: Beginner Projects 09-13-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,799
Posted By Nate S
The pictures continue! 61320 61321 ...

The pictures continue!

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Forum: Beginner Projects 09-13-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,799
Posted By Nate S
Indy Car Pedal Car

Hello everyone! I figured I would follow up my introduction with some pictures about my first metal shaping project. I am nearly done building an aluminum bodied pedal car modeled off of a 1950s era...
Forum: Introductions 09-09-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By Nate S
Nate from Indiana

Hello Everyone! My name is Nate. I live in Central Indiana, near Indianapolis. I have only been metal shaping for a little over a year as a hobby. I am nearing the end of my first metal shaping...
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