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Forum: Beginner Projects 05-12-2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By DarkLightning
Nice work so far, it's coming right along! I'm...

Nice work so far, it's coming right along! I'm also enjoying looking at that curly maple table top!
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-05-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By DarkLightning
Interesting reading about the XJ13. I wanted an...

Interesting reading about the XJ13. I wanted an XKE as a teen, but didn't have the scratch.

That welding example above is sexy, too!
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-18-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 813,344
Posted By DarkLightning
I watched the video. That beast looks and sounds...

I watched the video. That beast looks and sounds great. Well Done!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-03-2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By DarkLightning
Dish companies use what is called an offset...

Dish companies use what is called an offset Cassegrainian reflector. if you have a lathe with enough swing, you could spin the whole parabolic reflector and then cut out the portion you need. The...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By DarkLightning
Nice! I ain't setting foot in your yard! Those...

Nice! I ain't setting foot in your yard! Those things look sinister!
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-28-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 813,344
Posted By DarkLightning
:thumbup: I only just counted mine yesterday.

:thumbup: I only just counted mine yesterday.
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-27-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 813,344
Posted By DarkLightning
Don't remember if I did read the first post. I...

Don't remember if I did read the first post. I was just amused, because I have 25 hammers, myself! Everything from a 6-oz ball peen to a 5-Lb copper dead blow. Oh, and an 8-Lb sledge, that makes 26....
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-26-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 813,344
Posted By DarkLightning
Those look really nice!

Those look really nice!
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-19-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 813,344
Posted By DarkLightning
You do nice upholstery work as well! I have to...

You do nice upholstery work as well! I have to ask- got any hammers? :D
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-10-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,988
Posted By DarkLightning
Yes, nice work. I don't have anywhere near that...

Yes, nice work. I don't have anywhere near that kind of skill. I've banged some steel and copper into submission in the past, but the only thing I've ever done with aluminum is machine it, or have it...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-05-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 255,567
Posted By DarkLightning
I'm going to add my congratulations, as well....

I'm going to add my congratulations, as well. That car is amazing.
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-13-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,988
Posted By DarkLightning
It's kind of amusing that you got leaned on so...

It's kind of amusing that you got leaned on so hard for a delivery date, and the customer waffled. Never seen that, before. :p
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-13-2022, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 813,344
Posted By DarkLightning
I'm enjoying watching this project move along!...

I'm enjoying watching this project move along! It's interesting how you are working across trades, forming metal, and upholstering. My dad used to make some 100 point Concours upholstery for pre-WW2...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-14-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By DarkLightning
Post a picture of your setup. I would say that if...

Post a picture of your setup. I would say that if you work steel and wood, that you may be OK with whatever you do.
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By DarkLightning
That's a pretty sad lifetime. My LED lights are...

That's a pretty sad lifetime. My LED lights are closer to the floor, about 8 feet up. I use 4 foot long fixtures that I replace fluorescent fixtures as they go bad. Some are over five years old.
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-09-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,517
Posted By DarkLightning
Thanks! Keeping that '57 "stock". :D

Thanks! Keeping that '57 "stock". :D
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-09-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,517
Posted By DarkLightning
Looking good! Is that a Caddy or SBC engine under...

Looking good! Is that a Caddy or SBC engine under that blanket? :)
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By DarkLightning
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-07-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 760,839
Posted By DarkLightning
More beautiful metal work! I think that this is a...

More beautiful metal work! I think that this is a most appropriate bit of trim to define that line, for the reasons you mentioned.
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-03-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 257,719
Posted By DarkLightning
Needs more louvres. :D J/K, that's a wicked cool...

Needs more louvres. :D J/K, that's a wicked cool ride!
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-01-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 760,839
Posted By DarkLightning
Beautiful car! I've been looking in once in...

Beautiful car! I've been looking in once in awhile, to watch your progress. Congrats on first MSOTY!
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-22-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,517
Posted By DarkLightning
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: Beginner Projects 11-19-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,134
Posted By DarkLightning
So cool! So cute! With that helmet on, I'm...

So cool! So cute! With that helmet on, I'm reminded of Danica Patrick! :D
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-11-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By DarkLightning
It's an alloy, but I don't know the constituents....

It's an alloy, but I don't know the constituents. I'd caution against using a torch. One of my brothers had a Husqvarna, which had a case of either magnesium or a high enough magnesium content that...
Forum: Introductions 11-04-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By DarkLightning
Welcome, Mike!

Welcome, Mike!
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