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Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,807
Posted By lots2learn
I think you can use the forming radius as the...

I think you can use the forming radius as the only clamp also. And I would not want a bearing on the outside. Better to have some drag on the material when its pulled around the radius. You will...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-21-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,960
Posted By lots2learn
I use this on a Synchrowave 300. It cost less...

I use this on a Synchrowave 300. It cost less than some on off switches.

Uses several resistors and switches so that you get more amperage in steps with spring loaded paddle.
I would prefer the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-11-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By lots2learn
It can be done with flux. But if you dont have a...

It can be done with flux. But if you dont have a lot of experience with Oxy Aluminum welding I would suggest some of the lower temp fillers. They will probably work if epoxy is holding up for others....
Forum: Beginner Projects 10-26-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,963
Posted By lots2learn
While I think alcohol is safer than acetone...

While I think alcohol is safer than acetone either is safe for welding imo. Brake cleaner can turn to phosgene gas and I would never use it before welding.

Dont think acetone is a chlorinated...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-20-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,445
Posted By lots2learn
I am widening and lengthening a Ford F1 truck....

I am widening and lengthening a Ford F1 truck. For the doors I drilled aluminum rulers #40 drill for clecos. That way I could match drill the door and slide the pieces 6" apart and re-attach 4...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 08-31-2020, 01:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,553
Posted By lots2learn
Did you mean the TIG guys use Argon/Helium mix...

Did you mean the TIG guys use Argon/Helium mix for greater penetration?
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,046
Posted By lots2learn
No, the metal is stretched on the outside causing...

No, the metal is stretched on the outside causing it to lengthen and given the profile of the roller, creates a reverse. The center of the panel is not stretched as much or at all, depending on the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,676
Posted By lots2learn
If you have a budget in mind that would help...

If you have a budget in mind that would help with suggestions. Also what tools do you currently own?
I prefer used name brands over new cheaper stuff if budget does not allow for new brands like...
Forum: Announcements 09-04-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,298
Posted By lots2learn
Start a gofundme and I'll donate $30. Probably...

Start a gofundme and I'll donate $30. Probably never make it one of these as Seattle is a long way. Appreciate those who put these event on.

Greg
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 08-22-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,212
Posted By lots2learn
This is very easy to do with a small transformer,...

This is very easy to do with a small transformer, (low voltage). A screwdriver wrapped in fiberglass cloth with the acid is what I'm familiar with.
The use I have seen is to provide FDA compliant...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-21-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 145,496
Posted By lots2learn
For android I use a batch resize app. Share pics...

For android I use a batch resize app. Share pics I selected from gallery to resize-mypics. Then resize them to 800x and use sharelink program to send them to laptop over wifi. A dozen pics takes less...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-11-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,954
Views: 813,115
Posted By lots2learn
What filler rod are you using, 308L? Tig or Mig.

What filler rod are you using, 308L? Tig or Mig.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-15-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,621
Posted By lots2learn
PTFE tape first on dry threads and then silicone...

PTFE tape first on dry threads and then silicone on top of that?
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-14-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,621
Posted By lots2learn
That probably works. In washinton state it's not...

That probably works. In washinton state it's not legal to use the normal white teflon tape on natural gas. Need to use the yellow stuff that is more pliable.

I used all copper (type L) as thats...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-10-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,659
Posted By lots2learn
Here is a frame built from flat stock. Jimmy is a...

Here is a frame built from flat stock. Jimmy is a master fabricator.

https://kustomrama.com/wiki/Jimmy_Hervatin's_1951_Ford

More pics of the frame...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-11-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,421
Posted By lots2learn
I needed to determine the aluminum alloy for a...

I needed to determine the aluminum alloy for a motorcycle subframe that I was doing several welds on last week. If 6061 it needed solution heat treating at 980°f. If 7005 I could age it with 320°f....
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,207
Posted By lots2learn
I dont care if the pics are rotated. Very nice...

I dont care if the pics are rotated. Very nice work!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-20-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,648
Posted By lots2learn
Tax brackets dont work that way. Everyone pays...

Tax brackets dont work that way. Everyone pays the same on the lower earnings. If I make 50K and you make 100K then you pay the same on your first 50K as I do. Its a very common myth that jumping...
Forum: Shop Safety 07-17-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,344
Posted By lots2learn
That's downright depressing!

That's downright depressing!
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-01-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 74,265
Posted By lots2learn
Congratulations on MSOTM. I always learn a lot...

Congratulations on MSOTM. I always learn a lot from your posts. Not only your skills but the pics you use and the presentation are top notch.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 07-01-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,188
Posted By lots2learn
I have never seen a weld spec with Boeing or the...

I have never seen a weld spec with Boeing or the Air Force called out to use any CO2 with TIG. Argon and or Helium yes. I have used many different gas mixes with MIG though. Im only 99% sure so you...
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 02-11-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,583
Posted By lots2learn
I have some of those bits and it has not stopped...

I have some of those bits and it has not stopped me from changing the fasteners on motorcycles to Torx, socket or hex head.

They do work better than standard #2 Philips or pozidrive though as...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-06-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,399
Posted By lots2learn
I agree, The owners is taking most of the risk....

I agree, The owners is taking most of the risk. All liabilities and should make the most profit.
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-06-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,399
Posted By lots2learn
I use my own equipment when I do side work. Have...

I use my own equipment when I do side work. Have a small shop with welders etc. Reason I don't do more side work is I cant find the time to do my own projects. And I make a lot more per hour from...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-06-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,399
Posted By lots2learn
I know body shops rates here are about $100 an...

I know body shops rates here are about $100 an hour. You did not say if you where paying benefits on top of that? Was talking to a local Refrigeration mechanic recently and their journeymen make over...
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