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Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,901
Posted By Joe Swamp
Other than the time saved, is there any advantage...

Other than the time saved, is there any advantage to welding thin sheet metal without tacking first?
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,901
Posted By Joe Swamp
Holy cow, I've never seen that done without...

Holy cow, I've never seen that done without tacking first. Did not realize that was even possible -- cannot imagine the amount of practice required. Very impressive!
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-27-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,836
Posted By Joe Swamp
This is a great project, I agree itís too nice...

This is a great project, I agree itís too nice for a tractor!!

On question: I noticed that you bent the flanges prior to shaping the main part of the tank, I always thought these kinds of details...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-12-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,648
Posted By Joe Swamp
I've been wondering about this for a while and...

I've been wondering about this for a while and last night I think I finally figured out the math for how much the metal thins at the top if you wheel a disk into a perfect hemisphere, without...
Forum: Metalshaping videos on-line 08-25-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,802
Posted By Joe Swamp
I'm not sure that you can -- you need to tape the...

I'm not sure that you can -- you need to tape the FSP over a shape in order to capture it, and you also need to make the profile gauges. When I took Wray's class we made 1920s fenders for a car where...
Forum: Metalshaping videos on-line 08-21-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,802
Posted By Joe Swamp
I have to say I don't understand the dislike of...

I have to say I don't understand the dislike of flexible shape patterns. It's just a tool that permits you to accurately wheel/shrink/stretch the workpiece when it's bent into a different...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,882
Posted By Joe Swamp
This is an interesting topic to me. It's funny...

This is an interesting topic to me. It's funny how we often have aversions to automation/technology introduced in our own lifetimes, yet we consider automation prior to our birthdate to be just the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-11-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,540
Posted By Joe Swamp
In my own limited experience, I've found that the...

In my own limited experience, I've found that the quality of the threads makes a huge difference -- junky chinese fittings and cheap pipe from HD (made on a worn out threader) is a recipe for leaky...
Forum: Announcements 06-02-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,896
Posted By Joe Swamp
This is truly absurd. Did they give a reason for...

This is truly absurd. Did they give a reason for the denial?
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-25-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,456
Posted By Joe Swamp
Really beautiful work there. Something I've...

Really beautiful work there.

Something I've always wondered about: How difficult is the lead work around the headlights on those things? Seems like it would be a lot harder than the typical sail...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-26-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 786,751
Posted By Joe Swamp
Best of luck with your recovery Jack, sounds like...

Best of luck with your recovery Jack, sounds like you've made it over the hump. Looking forward to further updates on your project, you've got some amazing skills and I've learned a lot.

The flu...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,024
Posted By Joe Swamp
Thanks Kent, that book looks really interesting....

Thanks Kent, that book looks really interesting. May have to get myself an early Christmas present...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,024
Posted By Joe Swamp
Thanks for this info, had no idea Touring was...

Thanks for this info, had no idea Touring was such a pioneer in the modernization of the car shape. I'd have guessed both those cars were post war, they almost look contemporary to a Jaguar C type.
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,024
Posted By Joe Swamp
Not very familiar with old Alfas, is that car...

Not very familiar with old Alfas, is that car really from 1939? It looks about 10-15 years more modern than that.
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-07-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,631
Posted By Joe Swamp
This is very impressive first class work. Did you...

This is very impressive first class work. Did you mostly just use a press brake for all these parts?

At this rate you'll have a complete new body in just a couple more weeks. ;)
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-31-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 786,751
Posted By Joe Swamp
Wow, that is seriously impressive. That door skin...

Wow, that is seriously impressive. That door skin was really wrinkled up.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-04-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,997
Posted By Joe Swamp
I'm curious as to opinions here of the Lenco dent...

I'm curious as to opinions here of the Lenco dent puller vs stud welders. Before Kent's post I didn't even know that Lenco made a dent puller attachment for their spot welder, but it looks like it's...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 03-15-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,332
Posted By Joe Swamp
Fusion 360 is one cloud solution, the other one...

Fusion 360 is one cloud solution, the other one is OnShape. OnShape is made by the folks who originally developed Solidworks. I haven't used it extensively but I've been extremely impressed by the...
Forum: Buck Building 11-27-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 25,480
Posted By Joe Swamp
This is really fantastic, and makes me wonder...

This is really fantastic, and makes me wonder about the degree to which this process could be completely automated -- you just push a button and a fender buck 3D puzzle arrives in the mail. Seems...
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 11-01-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 35,624
Posted By Joe Swamp
Cannot thank you guys enough for the legwork and...

Cannot thank you guys enough for the legwork and persistence in making these books available again, I'd been wanting to purchase them for years.

Placed an order last night for all five.
Forum: Introductions 04-19-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,532
Posted By Joe Swamp
Joe from Massachusetts

Hi Folks, just looking around struggling to learn stuff. Have an old Triumph TR4 that I've been meaning to restore forever. Have mangled lots of practice fenders from junkyards over the years.
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