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Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-15-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
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: 639
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: 570
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: 11
Views: 917
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: 1,294
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: 593
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: 5,144
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: 867
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: 13,066
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: 859
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: 1,663
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: 1,663
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: 1,663
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: 437
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: 648
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: 413
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: 2,925
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: 2,925
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: 363
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: 4,219
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: 345
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...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,853
Posted By Gareth Davies
It was a nice gesture of them to send you the...

It was a nice gesture of them to send you the trophy.
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By Gareth Davies
Thanks Bill. Yes, this one has the rotating...

Thanks Bill. Yes, this one has the rotating handle so you get more consistent results. I pick it up next Tuesday so it will be interesting to have a play about with it.
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By Gareth Davies
Rocklinizer information

Not strictly related to metal shaping but I have seen this equipment mentioned when talking about stippling shrinker/stretcher jaws, so sort of relevant.

Long story short but I won a Rocklinizer...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,364
Posted By Gareth Davies
Ken, sorry, I donít know how the one in photo...

Ken, sorry, I donít know how the one in photo operates as the one I had was manually adjusted in with a bolt. I never really did anything with it as it was one of those machines I bought cheap and...
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