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Forum: Events 04-02-2021, 10:08 AM
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Posted By whmachine
Jake and I plan to come

Jake and I plan to come
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 11-05-2020, 10:42 AM
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Views: 1,668
Posted By whmachine
MIG nozzle reamer

Handy tool for anybody who has a mig welder.
You are welcome
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Forum: Software for Metalshaping 07-29-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,338
Posted By whmachine
Thanks Kent. I appreciate guys like yourself who...

Thanks Kent. I appreciate guys like yourself who are willing to share knowledge and feedback.
Using your premium flux with oxy-acetylene fuel. I assume this is the fuel you are asking about. The...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 07-28-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,338
Posted By whmachine
Thanks Per, been using the white slapper from the...

Thanks Per, been using the white slapper from the Alabama meet, one of my favorite tools for aluminum now
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 07-09-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,338
Posted By whmachine
Thanks Kerry, much appreciated

Thanks Kerry, much appreciated
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 06-11-2015, 08:50 PM
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Views: 24,338
Posted By whmachine
It is a Meco Midget if I remember correctly

It is a Meco Midget if I remember correctly
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 04-27-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,338
Posted By whmachine
tip the edges by hand, and again, using the...

tip the edges by hand, and again, using the template, cut some stainless perforated for the screen and bend a lip around the perimeter by hand. Bolt the two together, and we have a finished hood!
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Forum: Software for Metalshaping 04-27-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,338
Posted By whmachine
From here, we are ready to cut the opening for...

From here, we are ready to cut the opening for the screen. Since we have the data for the opening already, we waterjet cut a pattern with a 1" offset for a cut profile and used this for the layout....
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 04-27-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,338
Posted By whmachine
now that the sides are done, the next step will...

now that the sides are done, the next step will be to square the ends, and cut the front profile. For this, we just used a paper pattern from the original

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Forum: Software for Metalshaping 04-23-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,338
Posted By whmachine
We then grind the tacks almost flush, do a light...

We then grind the tacks almost flush, do a light planish to ensure an even joint and it is ready for flame welding. These are not my welds, (letting a new man get some experience) but as you can see...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 04-23-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,338
Posted By whmachine
The Pullmax mod was the best single change done...

The Pullmax mod was the best single change done to date. It makes the die possibilities almost endless when it comes to shape/height

Next we start out shrinking the bottom contour to match the...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 04-21-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,338
Posted By whmachine
from the buck, we can get a cut pattern, and...

from the buck, we can get a cut pattern, and using the english wheel, make the hood top fit the buck

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Forum: Software for Metalshaping 04-21-2015, 10:40 AM
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Views: 24,338
Posted By whmachine
using special inserts for wood, we can attach the...

using special inserts for wood, we can attach the panels to the hammerform, and begin the shrinking and shaping

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Forum: Software for Metalshaping 04-21-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,338
Posted By whmachine
from the collected data, we now have an accurate...

from the collected data, we now have an accurate buck, and a hardwood hammerform

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Forum: Software for Metalshaping 04-20-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,338
Posted By whmachine
Thanks Kerry, it has been a tremendous challenge...

Thanks Kerry, it has been a tremendous challenge to learn all of this and apply it to a marketable product. Thanks to all of you at the meets who, knowingly or not, helped to place some of the...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 04-20-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,338
Posted By whmachine
once we have a good surface model, it can be...

once we have a good surface model, it can be sectioned for the buck to be cnc router cut out of plywood.
Since this will be a multiple part run, I wanted something precise and durable to form and...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 04-17-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,338
Posted By whmachine
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32626The first plan of attack is to digitize the original hood. I have experimented with several methods of digitizing over the years including, but not limited to: Kinect scanner,...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 04-17-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,338
Posted By whmachine
By the way, if you want to see what caused the...

By the way, if you want to see what caused the damage, here is a link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7mPJj53w6U

This will be a work in progress, so be patient
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 04-17-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,338
Posted By whmachine
High-tech meets old school

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32623Kerry has been after me for a long time to document some of the processes we go through in building the tractor parts. Because of existing competition, every step will...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-16-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,433
Posted By whmachine
we will try that tomorrow and see how it goes ;)

we will try that tomorrow and see how it goes ;)
Forum: Buck Building 04-16-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,931
Posted By whmachine
Thanks guys, it is a blessing to do what you love...

Thanks guys, it is a blessing to do what you love every day and see the customers grin when they see them for the first time

Dan, I need to take a road trip soon to get one more hammer... (or 3)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-16-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,433
Posted By whmachine
I did say 16 ga, but it is 12 ga. First mistake...

I did say 16 ga, but it is 12 ga. First mistake all week :rolleyes:
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-16-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,433
Posted By whmachine
dont know whether to use a bigger hammer, such as...

dont know whether to use a bigger hammer, such as a 12 ga. slug, or 45 wadcutter, or just keep pecking at it over time :confused:

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Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-16-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,433
Posted By whmachine
A .22 LR did not phase it, but a 380 full metal...

A .22 LR did not phase it, but a 380 full metal jacket seems to raise about a 1/8" dent :D

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I am wondering how long it will take for it to become straight again
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-16-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,433
Posted By whmachine
very un-conventional planishing method

Ok, we took a day off and worked on a government project. The material was 16 ga. 1020, and it warped pretty bad after welding. For scale, the widest part is 58"
We decided to see how well the new...
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