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Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
NICE, that would be a great addition to any...

NICE, that would be a great addition to any fabrication shop ? How thick can it cut ? ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
After many interruptions and a few problems I...

After many interruptions and a few problems I finally have my kitchen top pretty much ready to install. The 16 gauge brushed stainless sheet was $640 so I was very careful not to make any serious...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 07-17-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I always say itís an easy business to fall in...

I always say itís an easy business to fall in love with but a hard business to make a decent living at. Then you get a prick customer that just canít understand how long it takes to make a part and...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-09-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,954
Views: 809,044
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Most conscious hands-on craftsmen will be more...

Most conscious hands-on craftsmen will be more critical of their own work than other peopleís. And rightly so because they have spent untold hours on parts and pieces (you could say almost to the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Banned ???

Has the sale of auto body lead been banned in the U.S.A. :confused: ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-16-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
It appears to be a machine for putting flanges on...

It appears to be a machine for putting flanges on ductwork so itís likely rated for only 24 or 22 gauge sheetÖÖ maybe even 20 gauge but itís all only a guess on my part. All sheet metal machines...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 05-28-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Photos ? You will do better posting photos. :) ...

Photos ? You will do better posting photos. :) ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 648
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Damned shame IMO.

Another great American company falls to the onslaught of cheap Asian tools :mad::mad::mad:. ~ John Buchtenkirch
https://lowellcorp.com/porter-ferguson/
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
THANKS.......... that is admittedly a new one...

THANKS.......... that is admittedly a new one for me :eek:. I would much rather punch holes in sheet metal but sometimes don't have the correct size tooling. Now something new to try :). ~ ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Stainless kitchen top questions ???

I have to make a stainless steel top for 2 cabinets and a dishwasher in my own future kitchen. Iím wondering how thick the SS should have to be so it will not dent during kitchen use ? Iím planning...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-25-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Hard to answer. I’ve seen aftermarket panels...

Hard to answer. I’ve seen aftermarket panels that were actually thicker than the stock metal but you are correct in suspecting that they are in most cases thinner than the original factory panels. ...
Forum: Introductions 04-21-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
https://allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=21075...

https://allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=21075&highlight=Rocco
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,921
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I found some photos using search. ~ John...

I found some photos using search. ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,921
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Iím not familiar, can someone post a photo of the...

Iím not familiar, can someone post a photo of the unigoggles :confused:
Thanks ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Announcements 02-24-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Jaroslav, the dies you keep referring to as...

Jaroslav, the dies you keep referring to as ďAmerican toothĒ are actually called ďthumbnail diesĒ. They were originally developed for use in a power hammer where you can instantly control the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-15-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,670
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
One town over from me is Sea Cliff where many...

One town over from me is Sea Cliff where many houses are built on a cliff overlooking Hempstead Harbor. Many of the residents have switched to rotary style caps because they have problems with...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Iíve installed probably 50 four foot LED utility...

Iíve installed probably 50 four foot LED utility lights in my shop over a period of 2 years before covid hit. I havenít had even one fail yet. Besides using less electric power my eyes feel...
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-27-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 32,106
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I agree itís great to have youthful help but get...

I agree itís great to have youthful help but get that young man to at least wear a dust mask, I hate to see him have screwed up lungs like mine are :mad:. Breathing rust dust is one of the worst at...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-27-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
A bit of an updateÖÖÖ I never heard of it...

A bit of an updateÖÖÖ I never heard of it myself. A good friend dropped by and was telling me they are now welding steel hinges onto aluminum sand trailers for durability. These are trailers that...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-26-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Welding steel to aluminum ???

Has anyone used this tig rod or mig wire and how well did it work out https://alumasteeltigrod.com/ :confused: Thanks ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-30-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,619
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
When I took my 33 three window Ford apart there...

When I took my 33 three window Ford apart there was thin canvas impregnated with wax between the wood door post and the front edge of the quarter panel. I could see it working as an anti-squeak and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,296
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Nice job on the outer wheelhouse. Even though...

Nice job on the outer wheelhouse. Even though the metal finish isnít so critical you can burn up untold hours getting them to fit correctly. Donít ask me how I know. ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,768
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
You were wise to add a photo, I’ve never been...

You were wise to add a photo, I’ve never been help to anyone from a description of a problem. It’s even hard for me to comment without running my hand over the panel to feel what’s going on.
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Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-22-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,460
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I took a picture of the contact wheel with the...

I took a picture of the contact wheel with the sanding belt removed that Little Franky was using in post #4. Also shown are the 2 contact wheels I picked to use on the polishing lathe Iím in the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-14-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,460
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I agree with Jaroslav. Ideally what you need is...

I agree with Jaroslav. Ideally what you need is what I call a polish sander for lack of knowing the correct industry name. It would have a rubber & ribbed contact wheel for heavier material removal...
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