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Forum: Buck Building 04-03-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By jcarpenter
Thanks dwmh and James. I already know from doing...

Thanks dwmh and James. I already know from doing the fairing and playing with some paper patterns that there are too many large flat spots and the body needs to be more of a round tube than a...
Forum: Buck Building 04-03-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By jcarpenter
Newbie built buck

Newbie trying to learn metalshaping. Tried to fabricate metal fish but don't have the skill set for that .....yet. No project car and no room for it so thought to try a scaled model of a car. ...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-11-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By jcarpenter
Playing with simple metalshaping. Getting my...

Playing with simple metalshaping. Getting my motor skills up. A couple of MC fenders, some teardrop shapes, and a couple of hemispheres. All steel except for the wide fender. LOL.



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Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-28-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By jcarpenter
mark g: Nah, I'm good. Just need to do some...

mark g: Nah, I'm good. Just need to do some (hah! a lot!) basic shaping and welding to get my skills to the point where further advice would be useful. Too easy to let my head be where it wants to...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-27-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By jcarpenter
mark g: Thanks for posting the pictures. After...

mark g: Thanks for posting the pictures. After I got over how beautiful those pieces are I could see what your are saying about having the form aid the construction.


I feel like a first...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-25-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By jcarpenter
Thanks Marc! Not geometry,....... biology!

Thanks Marc! Not geometry,....... biology!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-25-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By jcarpenter
mark g I almost spent as much on the dies...

mark g

I almost spent as much on the dies for the air powered hammer as the hammer itself. So I got the standard 3 piece, roughing, soft roughing, shrink for steel, flange for steel, small...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-23-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By jcarpenter
mark g, That was done without flanges...

mark g,


That was done without flanges using a Kent White air power hammer. Two or three times the shape went warped and I took it to the beater bag and reshaped it. Then planish in the hammer...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-22-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By jcarpenter
This is my new test piece for the fish project. ...

This is my new test piece for the fish project. A little more like the real thing. Got one to weld up finally.



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Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-22-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By jcarpenter
Ron: I tried just wheeling the fish outline...

Ron: I tried just wheeling the fish outline across the diagonal of the profile. It warped as much or worse than in the past. That might be because of my inexperienced wheeling patterns but I'm not...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-22-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By jcarpenter
mark g: Is your plywood form a single thickness...

mark g: Is your plywood form a single thickness of plywood? Do you screw the sheet to the plywood? I've got a single piece with the hole cut out but not sure of how to proceed. Is this a hammer...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-22-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By jcarpenter
mark g, Thinking about your plywood. I...

mark g,


Thinking about your plywood. I have found that if I define a flange around the teardrop with a beadroller then I can pretty much get any crown I want. As the teardrop warps I just beat...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-21-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By jcarpenter
mark g: Reread your post and looked at...

mark g:


Reread your post and looked at the link. I understand now what you are doing. I have exactly the problem you show in the link where the weld line of the two halves do not meet without...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-21-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By jcarpenter
Wow, thanks for all the replies! Jaroslov:...

Wow, thanks for all the replies!

Jaroslov: Yes, back to basics I think you are saying. Think I will get the form roughed out in a stump or bag and leave the machine work till the end.

Ron: I...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-19-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By jcarpenter
Newbie needs advise

First off I am an almost complete newbie. I want to fabricate two sided 3D fish in sheet metal. There will be two sides with opposing direction crowns that are placed together and the perimeter...
Forum: Introductions 12-08-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By jcarpenter
Kerry, Sadly don't have that Lazze knock...

Kerry,


Sadly don't have that Lazze knock off anymore. Sold it to a local several years ago and now he won't sell it back! Building a benchtop wheel. Gonna go slow and try to learn things this...
Forum: Introductions 12-08-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By jcarpenter
Second time around

I was a newbie here 10 years ago. Then life got in the way. Now decided to get back into metalshaping. Collecting some tools, making some bowls, dustpans, and a lot of scrap. Got a Kent White...
Forum: Events 05-16-2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,413
Posted By jcarpenter
Jalopy Showdown

Saturday, the 21st, is the Checkered Flag Jalopy Showdown at Latimore Fairgrounds in PA. There is usually about 10 to 20 people doing metalshaping demos and stuff in a covered pavilion at the...
Forum: Introductions 01-01-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,913
Posted By jcarpenter
Welcome Tom! Lots of metalshaping events...

Welcome Tom! Lots of metalshaping events happening in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Gator meet, Jalopy Showdown, EMMR and probably others.
Forum: Introductions 12-23-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,300
Posted By jcarpenter
Where in MD? John C

Where in MD?

John C
Forum: Comments and Suggestions 10-27-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,033
Posted By jcarpenter
Slow site

Why is the site so slow now. Since about 2 maybe three weeks ago the site loads sooooo sllloooowwwwwly. Worse than MSA if you can believe that. I get tired waiting for the first page and sometimes...
Forum: Announcements 10-05-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,192
Posted By jcarpenter
Welcome back!

Welcome back!
Forum: Events 09-21-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 71,734
Posted By jcarpenter
Looks like everyone had a great time and lots of...

Looks like everyone had a great time and lots of pictures too! I'm not going to miss this again.

John C
Forum: Events 08-31-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 52,224
Posted By jcarpenter
550 Pictures!

John,

Don't forget the pictures! Lots of pictures please. I'm gonna build one of these soon and the more pictures of how you guys are doing it the better. Important dimensions would be nice...
Forum: Events 08-15-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,261
Posted By jcarpenter
Emmr

Kerry, that was mine. It is amazing but probably half a dozen people have told me that that was clever. It was the only dolly support available one day so I used it and it turned into a habit. No...
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