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Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-13-2018, 06:20 PM
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Views: 7,073
Posted By Richard K
Lots of good ideas to determine the radius. Once...

Lots of good ideas to determine the radius. Once you know what the radius is, what do you do with that information.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-18-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,322
Posted By Richard K
Listed below are numerous videos on "raising...

Listed below are numerous videos on "raising processes" to form vessels. Raising is a hand forming process that is similar to "draw forming" on a punch press. Similar in that the metal being formed...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-18-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,322
Posted By Richard K
Link to a slideshow on sheet metal forming...

Link to a slideshow on sheet metal forming processes. This simple to view and straightforward presentation of 34 different processes for metal forming takes just a few minutes. The illustrations a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-08-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,685
Posted By Richard K
Well said, AC Denver is only about 40 miles...

Well said, AC

Denver is only about 40 miles from Elizabeth.

If, as you stated the man "doesn't want to drive into town for a job.": I would wonder if his ambitions include your shop's success.
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-06-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,685
Posted By Richard K
Labor rates National 45165 Labor Rates...

Labor rates National
45165

Labor Rates Ohio
45166

Looks like Autobody Repair Techs (both National and Ohio) are in the $20 to $25 per hour range.

Your results may Vary!
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-06-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,685
Posted By Richard K
If the friend is worth that kind of money he must...

If the friend is worth that kind of money he must be damm good. Why isn't already making big money somewhere?
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-06-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,685
Posted By Richard K
Greg, Perhaps a few pertinent questions...

Greg,

Perhaps a few pertinent questions Greg:

How much did you make in the career work you did?

Would you expect to add a profit and overhead percentage onto employee's wages? You should add...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-06-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,685
Posted By Richard K
A lot of anecdotal salary info....my brother in...

A lot of anecdotal salary info....my brother in law makes XX.XX

A website to put a few things in perspective is Bureau of Labor Statistics.
https://www.bls.gov/bls
Gives a lot of info by state...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-04-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,955
Posted By Richard K
I don't understand how the wheel works. Same...

I don't understand how the wheel works.
Same wheel for any cone?
What determines the wheel position on the rod?
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-18-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 20,245
Posted By Richard K
Huge projects like this tend to fade away over...

Huge projects like this tend to fade away over time.
Forum: Introductions 01-18-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,072
Posted By Richard K
Looks to be a lot later than a 1928. Head rest on...

Looks to be a lot later than a 1928. Head rest on the tail was a much later idea. Also the high up location of the hand brake does not look like anything a race car driver could use while going into...
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 01-18-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,839
Posted By Richard K
For about the same outlay$$ you could get 10-15...

For about the same outlay$$ you could get 10-15 hole saws that work on both flat and curved surfaces. Hole saws also work on thick and thin materials and wood and plastic.
If you are not sure you...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,899
Posted By Richard K
Check out this thread ...

Check out this thread
http://allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=3704&highlight=oilcan
No definitive answers to your question but a lot of comments and ideas that will assist you in thinking...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-06-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 620,799
Posted By Richard K
It is exciting to see this project getting close...

It is exciting to see this project getting close to completion. It has been a real source of entertainment for me...inspiring to see the skills you've exercised in this endeavor. Got to hand it to...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-05-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,791
Posted By Richard K
No need to think about molecules Bill. Metals...

No need to think about molecules Bill. Metals are a crystalline structure; slip planes and such become important. Look at a Basic Metallurgy book or search the internet. I know you like to...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-14-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,074
Posted By Richard K
RodDoc once showed some snips be used for final...

RodDoc once showed some snips be used for final trim. The cutting edges of the snips were serrated and so stretched the trimmed edge just a bit. Upon welding the shrink wiped ou the stretch.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-08-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,971
Posted By Richard K
As John B pointed out, the smile area (just in...

As John B pointed out, the smile area (just in front of the thumb) is the only area that is tight. If you designed for a .040 between the dies, you have a lot of areas to rework. When the dies are...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-07-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,971
Posted By Richard K
That type of die needs to gather the material...

That type of die needs to gather the material from the sides on the way in(pushing toward the machine). Then on the way out the tuck or gathered material is crushed. Hence it is call Tuck Shrink.
...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-07-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,971
Posted By Richard K
The hollowed out part on the upper needs more...

The hollowed out part on the upper needs more clearance from the thumb on the lower die. Hollow out towars the front. And ease the side edges of the hollow on the upper so the sheet being shrunk can...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-04-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,617
Posted By Richard K
A bit of tech about curve continuity

Smooth transitions and fair curves make good panel work flow and look seamless. The process is about joining different sweep curves with a transition.

Here are some well illustrated tech articles...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-08-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 620,799
Posted By Richard K
Jack, you just keep working the magic. You should...

Jack, you just keep working the magic. You should be proud of your workmanship.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-23-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,119
Posted By Richard K
Linseed oil and Beeswax. Melt beeswax and mix...

Linseed oil and Beeswax. Melt beeswax and mix with oil
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-21-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,119
Posted By Richard K
Still air holds more humidity than moving air. ...

Still air holds more humidity than moving air.

To drop the humidity in your shop hang a 20 inch box fan on the ceiling near on side and aim it down at about a 45 degree angle. If the humidty is...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-02-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 620,799
Posted By Richard K
Jack, your posts are exceptional. Your metal...

Jack, your posts are exceptional.
Your metal work is absolutely beautiful.
Your ability to sort out ideas and convert those into features on the Caddy is incredible.

Thanks for taking us along...
Forum: Buck Building 07-20-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,362
Posted By Richard K
Fusion 360 is a cool product. The software seems...

Fusion 360 is a cool product. The software seems to know just what I want to do next. Really user friendly.
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