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Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-25-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By bobadame
There's these guys in Rogers Mn. 48" X 120" about...

There's these guys in Rogers Mn. 48" X 120" about $344.

https://www.midweststeelsupply.com/store/3003aluminumsheet
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By bobadame
I used to work for a company that made food...

I used to work for a company that made food service equipment. We used a lot of 18 ga. 303 stainless steel. Sometimes 20 ga., hardly ever anything heavier than 18. Maroon Scotchbrite to blend the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By bobadame
Do a google search for Pepakura models. The...

Do a google search for Pepakura models. The program allows you to print out paper patterns which have cut lines and fold lines. I believe you can modify the scale. There is a huge library of all...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By bobadame
Did you use Pepakura?

Did you use Pepakura?
Forum: Introductions 02-03-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By bobadame
Many of the machines use around 2" diameter or...

Many of the machines use around 2" diameter or 50mm dies with the bore size being about 7/8" or 22mm.
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 01-12-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,481
Posted By bobadame
You might find this...

You might find this useful:https://tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By bobadame
Who makes the kit?

Who makes the kit?
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-09-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,784
Posted By bobadame
Possibly Bengt Blad. He was recently selling his...

Possibly Bengt Blad. He was recently selling his 2 volume set for half price.
Forum: Introductions 11-06-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By bobadame
What is the book you're looking for?

What is the book you're looking for?
Forum: Events 10-05-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,941
Posted By bobadame
Jere, If you plan to do this again in 2022 I'd...

Jere, If you plan to do this again in 2022 I'd like to attend. I've been wanting to get out there but have been too busy. I'm thinking that this would probably be my last long distance motorcycle...
Forum: Posting Pictures 08-31-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,654
Posted By bobadame
MDF works well as a hammer form. Another simple...

MDF works well as a hammer form. Another simple method that works well is the Guerin process. Once you have your text routed into the hammer form, place your sheet metal over it. Then cover it with...
Forum: Posting Pictures 08-11-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,654
Posted By bobadame
I think I'd try to planish the existing numbers...

I think I'd try to planish the existing numbers flat and then chase the new numbers into a hammer form which would have the new numbers routed into it.
Forum: Introductions 07-11-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By bobadame
Hey Jerry, welcome to the site. I'm in Fort...

Hey Jerry, welcome to the site. I'm in Fort Collins and don't know much but glad to share what little I know. Sounds like we have similar interests. Come by for a visit some time. Send me a pm.
Forum: Events 06-09-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,690
Posted By bobadame
I would like to have been there but I'm neck deep...

I would like to have been there but I'm neck deep in a timber frame/deck project.
Forum: Events 05-23-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,690
Posted By bobadame
This really does sound like a fun event, wish I...

This really does sound like a fun event, wish I could make it.
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,077
Posted By bobadame
The fan unit shall include a folded aluminum...

The fan unit shall include a folded aluminum housing .

I would change that sentence to read The fan unit shall include a 20 gage ( or what ever thickness would be appropriate) folded aluminum...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-05-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,043
Posted By bobadame
To weld strips of equal thickness you should be...

To weld strips of equal thickness you should be using tips with the same shape top and bottom. This will concentrate the weld equally in the center of the strips. I think your radius is much too...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-04-2021, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,043
Posted By bobadame
Heat, time and pressure are the main factors you...

Heat, time and pressure are the main factors you have to work with. Since you have only one heat setting you will have to work with time and pressure. Your machine will have to be set up so that...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-03-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,043
Posted By bobadame
304 Stainless steel is probably the easiest metal...

304 Stainless steel is probably the easiest metal there is to spot weld. Here's a link to a basic spot welding manual in pdf form. There's useful information about the proper welding tip shape and...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-26-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,311
Posted By bobadame
Try some STP or something similar but here's only...

Try some STP or something similar but here's only so much you can do with lube especially after metal begins to build up on the sides of the punch. There needs to be more clearance between the punch...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-20-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 568,179
Posted By bobadame
Your car looks great from every angle! Is it...

Your car looks great from every angle! Is it registered as a home build and what kind of wheels are those?
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-18-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 568,179
Posted By bobadame
I've seen examples of this in high performance...

I've seen examples of this in high performance applications. The best I've seen was in John Britten's V 1000 race bike. He used ducting to create high speed laminar flow into the tiny radiator which...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-18-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 568,179
Posted By bobadame
That's looking really good Kerry. All that effort...

That's looking really good Kerry. All that effort to design and build this car deserves a custom cloisonné emblem somewhere in the grill.

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Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,357
Posted By bobadame
I made there a few years ago to fit a Tommasinni...

I made there a few years ago to fit a Tommasinni wheel. The rim is a heavy wall tube that I found on eBay. It's 8" diameter 4140HT. One is all steel pressed together with the hub welded with silicon...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-07-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,393
Posted By bobadame
Spot welding aluminum is very tricky to do. You...

Spot welding aluminum is very tricky to do. You probably could make it in a box and pan brake as 2 U shaped pieces with one piece being the base and 2 sides and the other piece being the top, front...
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