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Forum: Announcements 01-25-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By crystallographic
My kindest regard for Stan, also. He will be...

My kindest regard for Stan, also.
He will be missed greatly. Very knowledgeable and magnetic collector.
Deep blessings for you on your way, Stan.
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-24-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 596,079
Posted By crystallographic
So nice to see the glass finished, Jack. ...

So nice to see the glass finished, Jack.
Complex and detailed, with risks ever present.


(ps, "hydrofluoric" used to be the acid we'd etch glass art work with. Good to see this product now.)
Forum: Beginner Projects 01-23-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By crystallographic
Aha - missed that close-up of the applied...

Aha - missed that close-up of the applied fold-over. Makes it much easier. :)

(Bit of effort working wires into full race-car seats so they look nice.....)
Forum: Beginner Projects 01-23-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By crystallographic
I sure like the looks of this one, Ian. Nice...

I sure like the looks of this one, Ian.
Nice clean work.
Wired edges are clean and even.
Not often I see binocular rivets.:):)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-20-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Bernt, I had a brake just like this one you...

Hi Bernt,
I had a brake just like this one you show, for several years.
It was ideal for making crisp bends on 1mm 3003 aluminum, with the grain and across the grain.


For the 1.3 and 1.5mm it...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-15-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Mark, I'd avoid "thermoplastic" hose rated...

Hi Mark,
I'd avoid "thermoplastic" hose rated for propane because of stiffness and life.
I do prefer "T" grade reinforced neoprene hose, which lives flexibly for years.
"Ask for it by name." :):)
Forum: Introductions 01-07-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By crystallographic
Good start, Jo. (I am very gentle with my...

Good start, Jo.
(I am very gentle with my sandblasting on panelwork, steel or aluminum - using lots of baking soda is my first step, usually - after first chem stripping and using a torch to remove...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-06-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By crystallographic
Not recommended for chassis const. Having a...

Not recommended for chassis const.
Having a mandrel shop do your tubes is the best. They have to see the material and your patterns first. They will ask for longer lengths for leverage to bend at...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-05-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By crystallographic
Fully agree with this thought. I was looking at...

Fully agree with this thought.
I was looking at Columbia mandrel bending company yesterday ..... I get nice bends from them for headers.

(using water and SwageLok fittings works for .090" wall...
Forum: Introductions 01-04-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By crystallographic
Nice car, Jo. Welcome to the metal gang. :)

Nice car, Jo.
Welcome to the metal gang. :)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-04-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Spencer, Have you called any of the guys...

Hi Spencer,
Have you called any of the guys doing the 550 rebuilds to see if they can spare you some parts?
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-21-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By crystallographic
Right-o - a big enough pipe plug would tap into a...

Right-o - a big enough pipe plug would tap into a huge hole, and braze up a plug and drill and tap that, and then wind it in with some locker-gloo.

Bam! Done!
Forum: Buck Building 12-20-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By crystallographic
....and aviation.

....and aviation.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-19-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By crystallographic
Very pretty old humpie. Used to be one like it...

Very pretty old humpie.
Used to be one like it plowing snow up the hill at 6200Ft ... w/1956 Dodge M37 3/4T 4wd chassis and drive.


Your body repairs will involve a lot of shaping and a little...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-18-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By crystallographic
I've welded a lot of cast iron engine stuff. ...

I've welded a lot of cast iron engine stuff.
My company sells this stick-arc cast iron welding rod that is "no-peen, no-preheat" and NOT NI-rod and a pretty good DVD on cast iron welding.
Good...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 12-17-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By crystallographic
Definitely some kustomized jaws you have there.

Definitely some kustomized jaws you have there.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-17-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,838
Posted By crystallographic
(some of the early buyers for handheld laser...

(some of the early buyers for handheld laser welding were pawn shops - they drove the market for a while, for one mfr.)
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-17-2020, 02:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By crystallographic
Were the cans structural or deco? :lol: Some...

Were the cans structural or deco?
:lol:
Some guys don't want tiggy on their old aeroplanes - gotta be "period."
Period.
:):):)
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-16-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By crystallographic
Yeah - Well, I can afford new soda cans and new...

Yeah - Well, I can afford new soda cans and new foil. :cool::eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-14-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By crystallographic
Plomb /Proto always made nice handles for their...

Plomb /Proto always made nice handles for their nice hammers.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-13-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By crystallographic
The old 8-sided handles with the curvy profile...

The old 8-sided handles with the curvy profile are my faves. Bought a few of them in 1980 when at the end of their availability - and when Proto Tool company was still advertising for forging hammer...
Forum: Introductions 12-11-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By crystallographic
Hi, and welcome back John. Time to warm up the...

Hi, and welcome back John.
Time to warm up the shop and clean things UP! :)
Forum: Individual Classifieds 12-08-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Posted By crystallographic
Nice sales ... Slap - jingle jingle .... coin UP...

Nice sales ... Slap - jingle jingle .... coin UP for ... um .... 476?
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-06-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By crystallographic
Yes, you need a "hollow rolled edge." Like...

Yes, you need a "hollow rolled edge."
Like 1934,5,6,7 Buick, Caddy, etc GM stuff - and other autos like your Karmann.

You need to make/find a solid steel round of the diameter that fits inside a...
Forum: Comments and Suggestions 12-04-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By crystallographic
By welding or brazing zinc sheets, the...

By welding or brazing zinc sheets, the temperature can rise enough to vaporize the zinc and if you breathe it , can give you "zinc chills."
Welding galvanized steel can also give you zinc chills if...
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