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Forum: Introductions 08-05-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By Gareth Davies
Welcome to the forum Kelvin, itís a great...

Welcome to the forum Kelvin, itís a great resource and there are some very knowledgeable folk on here.

Your traction engine project sounds interesting!
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2022, 12:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Gareth Davies
You could have a look at Sikaflex. I used to use...

You could have a look at Sikaflex. I used to use it for bonding stainless steel wall protection sheets in commercial food production areas and itís one of those products that does exactly what itís...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 07-17-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By Gareth Davies
I know what youíre saying Matt, about falling out...

I know what youíre saying Matt, about falling out of love with what you do. I changed some years ago from CNC machining to fabrication but now have 2 businesses, one doing fabrication and the other...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 07-15-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By Gareth Davies
Sounds a good price to be honest, Iíll be...

Sounds a good price to be honest, Iíll be interested to see how long it takes to sell. If you donít mind me asking, are you getting out of this kind of work? Just curious as I seem to remember you...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-15-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By Gareth Davies
It looks like itís a Shorte, or Oliver, power...

It looks like itís a Shorte, or Oliver, power flanger. The serrations on the wheels are more for grip than creating crimps. I had one similar a few years ago but sold it as it seemed to have limited...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2022, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By Gareth Davies
No way in hell would I be trying that, itís a...

No way in hell would I be trying that, itís a hole saw or step drill for me. Both are much safer ways than having bits of rag that can snatch the workpiece away before youíve got time to react....
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-05-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By Gareth Davies
Google a chap called Neville Swales (Building The...

Google a chap called Neville Swales (Building The Legend Ltd) as he possibly knows more about them than anyone else alive. His company sells replicas of the quad cam V12 that went in that car as he...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Gareth Davies
I have a Claxton VSR machine that I bought at a...

I have a Claxton VSR machine that I bought at a machinery auction last year as we used them at a place I worked some years ago but I havenít personally used it yet. Some people swear by them but...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-27-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,624
Posted By Gareth Davies
Iíve always used 25í leads as the standard 12í...

Iíve always used 25í leads as the standard 12í ones you seem to get with new welding sets always seem a bit restrictive. I have a water cooled Kemppi AC/DC set so tend to leave it in the middle of...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-03-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Gareth Davies
It could be done on a spinning machine for a lot...

It could be done on a spinning machine for a lot less money than that rig would cost to build. Itís an interesting theory and would probably work fine but I personally wouldnít pursue it.
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-22-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,922
Posted By Gareth Davies
Is this cab going back on the original chassis,...

Is this cab going back on the original chassis, in the first post, or something else?
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By Gareth Davies
Hi OJ, I think this might do what you want...

Hi OJ,

I think this might do what you want it to. RS are a UK supplier but the part is manufactured by Parker so it will be available in the US. There is a link to a data sheet on the RS page....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-14-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,856
Posted By Gareth Davies
Alan, Iíve looked a few times and just canít seem...

Alan, Iíve looked a few times and just canít seem to find it which is frustrating. It makes me wonder if I ever saved the attachment and ended up deleting the email from my inbox as it was over two...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-29-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By Gareth Davies
Iíd press it with one piece of round bar between...

Iíd press it with one piece of round bar between 2 others tack welded together, with a spacer if required. Yes, press the top hat shape first.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-25-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,960
Posted By Gareth Davies
Let us know how you get on.

Let us know how you get on.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-21-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,960
Posted By Gareth Davies
Yes, thatís it. Once you get a feel for the...

Yes, thatís it. Once you get a feel for the individual welder and the different thickness materials it just becomes second nature to choose the amps you need. I always go very slightly high and then...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-21-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,960
Posted By Gareth Davies
Foot pedals seem to be a big thing in the USA but...

Foot pedals seem to be a big thing in the USA but donít seem as popular here in the UK where we seem to favour switches mounted on the torch handle. Yes, you donít get the amperage range with a...
Forum: Introductions 11-18-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By Gareth Davies
Hi Johnny, welcome to the forum, thereís plenty...

Hi Johnny, welcome to the forum, thereís plenty to learn on here and thereís quite a few of your countrymen on the site. Post some photos of your project and ask what you need to ask, there will...
Forum: Introductions 10-13-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By Gareth Davies
Welcome to the forum Jake. I had a quick look at...

Welcome to the forum Jake. I had a quick look at your Insta page and it shows youíre not scared of rust:D
Forum: Introductions 09-08-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By Gareth Davies
Welcome to the forum from another Gareth:)

Welcome to the forum from another Gareth:)
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 08-16-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,271
Posted By Gareth Davies
Jake, Sorry, I don't appear to have it as it...

Jake,

Sorry, I don't appear to have it as it must've been in an email and I've deleted a load from previous years. I'll see if it's on my laptop at home but I doubt it.
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 08-14-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,271
Posted By Gareth Davies
I think I might have a file for them but will...

I think I might have a file for them but will need to check on my works PC on Monday to see if I can find it. Give me a gentle nudge if youíve not heard back within a few days.
Forum: Introductions 07-21-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By Gareth Davies
Welcome to the forum Matt, thereís plenty to...

Welcome to the forum Matt, thereís plenty to learn on here. Do you have anything specific you want to make that you might need technical help with? What sort of things do you make, or do, at the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-20-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,645
Posted By Gareth Davies
Have a look at this thread as the part you’re...

Have a look at this thread as the part you’re trying to create is very similar. Unfortunately some of the images are missing as they were hosted by Photobucket but it might give you some ideas.
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Forum: Introductions 07-09-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By Gareth Davies
Welcome to the forum Kevan, thereís plenty to...

Welcome to the forum Kevan, thereís plenty to learn on here. Ask what you like, trying to keep it related to metal shaping, and there will be plenty of answers for you. Post up some photos of her...
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