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Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-25-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 564
Posted By billfunk29
Drilling big holes by hand

I have an old hand drill that will drill 1" holes in 1/2" steel with relative ease. Sharp bit of course. With a standard masonry carbide bit a leaf spring can be drilled. The slow speed and high...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-24-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,725
Views: 605,964
Posted By billfunk29
Etching glass

Excellent work Jack. Thanks for posting this seldom shown process. You are wise to fear the glass etching. We do it at work. Typically hydoflouric acid is used. At 20% dilution, a couple drops...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By billfunk29
Flame spray

Yes, the video is the process I would like to replicate. They are using a high end wire feed gun. (Looks like). My gun has a powder cup on the gun. I was hoping someone had tried it with the lower...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By billfunk29
Flame sprayed zinc

Has anyone used flame sprayed zinc for corrosion protection on steel sheet? I have a flame spray tool I use to build up warn shafts. I believe zinc powder is available.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-15-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By billfunk29
TIG pulse welding

I have demo'd a similar machine (Orion, Sunstone) Very nice technology. It works like the video, however, I would not touch the chain of welds. It is not totally cold. I also tried to program a...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-29-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,118
Posted By billfunk29
Corrogated disc

I have an old corrogated disc I got years ago. Never use it because Wrays works better.
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,591
Posted By billfunk29
Scrap Eckold tooling?

Now I am crying too.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 10-04-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,938
Posted By billfunk29
laser filler

You can add filler with a laser. Mold repairs are frequently done with filler. But this gun thing? I have never seen one live.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 10-01-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,938
Posted By billfunk29
hand held laser welding

Has anyone been using laser on their metalshaping? It looks like magic in the video. They are no longer priced out of reach. Similar to high end TIG.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsTBPh2vKL4
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 09-04-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,706
Posted By billfunk29
Sorry, gauge is a medical standard for...

Sorry, gauge is a medical standard for hypodermic needles. All the ones that have the lure lock taper.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 09-02-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,706
Posted By billfunk29
Hydro welder

I went out and did a little test with the hydro welder we have. I could not get a 14 gauge tip to keep a flame. The image attached is an 18 gauge tip. Standard hypodermic tips. Plastic ones like...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,399
Posted By billfunk29
Elegant

Great process, and versatile. I have made dedicated tools with broken broaches. But it was a lot of work and it only did one size.


Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Beginner Projects 08-12-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,919
Posted By billfunk29
drilling

Dito the lubricant. Aluminum can bond to a drill bit when it gets hot. If the flutes plug up with aluminum chips, it will not cut well.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 08-03-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,706
Posted By billfunk29
oxy hydrogen

You don't need to have a bottle of Hydrogen to weld. I have a hydrogen generator torch, uses water and electricity to make the hydrogen. It works very well but not a strong flame. Made for...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-20-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,023
Posted By billfunk29
X

I would use a router or chisel to cut the grooves in a wooden hammer form. Then pound it in with a rounded punch. You could also form the perimeter flange on the same hammer form. One of many ways.
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-17-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,721
Posted By billfunk29
Tempered glass

Most tempered glass is done chemically. The chemical decreases the Thermal expansion of the glass on the outside. As the glass cools the inside is in tension and the outside in compression. Glass...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-17-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,721
Posted By billfunk29
cutting windshields

Windshields are not tempered. They are a lamination of two layers of glass with plastic sandwiched in between. It can be cut a number of ways; Sandblasting, diamond saw, or old style metal roller...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-10-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 84,876
Posted By billfunk29
Clutch disc shrinking??

Has any one tried using a clutch disc for shrinking? Seems to me it's all about friction to generate heat. What better? I have thought about putting some friction segments from a clutch on a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-16-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,519
Posted By billfunk29
41 willys

I can't recall where I read it, but someone in east Europe is making Aluminum Willys bodies.
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,114
Posted By billfunk29
Roller bearings

Big roller bearings can be expensive.

https://casterconnection.com/431620.html
I have usually found them in industrial casters.
Good luck.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 05-15-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,427
Posted By billfunk29
steam cleaning

THese cheap steam generators work well,,... if you can get to the joint.



https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bissell-39N71-Homecare-Steam-Shot-Steamer/14320774?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=17664
Forum: Events 04-28-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,599
Posted By billfunk29
Northwoods

Steve, I would be interested. How is the AM coming along?
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-23-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,725
Views: 605,964
Posted By billfunk29
CNC data

CAD and CAM systems can be crazy expensive. Not worth buying unless you are going to do a lot of it. A seat of Solidworks and MasterCam can run $20k (US) with all the add-ins.

Fusion 360...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-22-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 519,880
Posted By billfunk29
Headlights

Am I seeing early VW beetle headlights?
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-22-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,922
Posted By billfunk29
rips

The obvious first step is to anneal the metal (looks like steel) This will prevent tearing but you may then have real thin material. I am not very good at it, but I have seen Peter Tommasini do it...
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