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Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-18-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By idickers
That was my first thought. In fact, it might...

That was my first thought. In fact, it might work with a big-cert, the over-size version of time-cert. But I'd still have some gaps to fill.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-18-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By idickers
Thanks all, looks like I need to find a welder...

Thanks all, looks like I need to find a welder with more skill than myself. Fortunately, the engine is out of the car on an engine stand, so can be transported.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-18-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By idickers
Brazing/soldering question

I apologize if this is not exactly a sheet metal question, but I didn't know where to post. I need to make a repair on a cast iron engine block on a running engine, and am looking for ways to repair...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,454
Posted By idickers
I'll follow-up that I converted my 105HD to...

I'll follow-up that I converted my 105HD to hydraulic with a HF cylinder, and mounted the bender on a rolling stand. Now I can move it around the shop as needed instead of bolting it place, and it...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,454
Posted By idickers
I have the ProTools 105HD and love it. A friend...

I have the ProTools 105HD and love it. A friend has the JD2 and it might be a tad nicer, but they are both proven machines.
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 07-02-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 31,628
Posted By idickers
Sad news indeed. I've purchased uppers and...

Sad news indeed. I've purchased uppers and multiple sets of lowers for my english wheel from Joe, and have always been impressed with his workmanship. I just bought his adjuster and some dies for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,569
Posted By idickers
Very good warnings. My wife researches hearing...

Very good warnings. My wife researches hearing and is constantly reminding me to use earplugs in the shop. I recently picked up some Isotunes Bluetooth earplugs; easy to leave in all day so I donít...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 04-24-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,905
Posted By idickers
I built a clone of Kerry's Imperial and love it. ...

I built a clone of Kerry's Imperial and love it. This is a terrific price for such a great wheel and accessories. And there is no way I built and equipped it for $1500!
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,551
Posted By idickers
Any pics or writeup of your $500 reciprocating...

Any pics or writeup of your $500 reciprocating machine?
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 31,447
Posted By idickers
Could a rivet gun with a steel insert work for...

Could a rivet gun with a steel insert work for flow-forming as a portable plannishing hammer? I've got some rear shock towers for a suspension in a race car that I formed out of 13 ga (.095") steel...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-05-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,771
Posted By idickers
Also, take a look through some of the new helmets...

Also, take a look through some of the new helmets from Jackson, Lincoln, and Optrel with the blue tinted lenses. I am red/green colorblind and the standard green lens was not working well for me. I...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-11-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,153
Posted By idickers
Thanks for the neat tip! I had such consistent...

Thanks for the neat tip! I had such consistent bad luck with threaded pipe leaking that I used all soldered copper for my lines.
Forum: Shop Safety 07-18-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,343
Posted By idickers
Will something like these LED T5...

Will something like these LED T5 (https://www.hyperikon.com/led/garage-shop/led-tubes/t5-t8-led-tube-light-4ft-22w-dual-end-powered-frosted/) bulbs work for you?
Forum: Shop Safety 07-17-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,343
Posted By idickers
Ken brings up a good point. In addition to the...

Ken brings up a good point. In addition to the LED bulbs that Kerry identified, those of us with "vintage" eyes need more light. I notice it especially when welding or when working on a project car...
Forum: Shop Safety 07-17-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,343
Posted By idickers
I've also read that you can save a little more...

I've also read that you can save a little more energy by deleting the ballasts.
Forum: Shop Safety 07-16-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,343
Posted By idickers
Kerry, I've been looking to do this myself. If I...

Kerry, I've been looking to do this myself. If I understand correctly, you removed the ballast and just wired up the holder for the bulbs?
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-12-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,578
Posted By idickers
The balsa model is really useful. Here's one I...

The balsa model is really useful. Here's one I built for a roll cage I built recently. I don't have the book at work, but if I remember the 1/8" balsa is approximately a 1:12 scale for the 1.5"...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 05-31-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,423
Posted By idickers
I like the extra light idea, although I often am...

I like the extra light idea, although I often am welding in areas where I can't fit the lamp on top of my helmet. I bought a 5-pack of small LED Cree flashlights off of Amazon (about $3 apiece!),...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-10-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,257
Posted By idickers
I had my helmet shoot-out, and the winner was the...

I had my helmet shoot-out, and the winner was the Optrel e684. It was just so much easier to see the puddle and the base metal. I haven't been able to clearly see the bead trailing the arc for some...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-30-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,257
Posted By idickers
welding helmet for color blind folks

Any color-blind welders out there? For 13 years I have used a Miller Elite auto dark helmet, and have always had trouble viewing the work area ahead of the puddle, even with work lights on the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-18-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 92,619
Posted By idickers
Very cool project! Kudos for sticking with it...

Very cool project! Kudos for sticking with it after the fire. I love this project, being fond of both BMW's and the Atlantic. I look forward to updates!
Forum: Business Classifieds 04-13-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,122
Posted By idickers
Dang, I ordered the metal shaping multipack two...

Dang, I ordered the metal shaping multipack two days too early! Oh well, they just arrived and feel like great hammers with a nice weight and comfortable handles. Can't wait to start smooshing some...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 03-24-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,939
Posted By idickers
I'm interested, PM sent.

I'm interested, PM sent.
Forum: Introductions 12-17-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,875
Posted By idickers
And welcome, from a bit further west than Marty...

And welcome, from a bit further west than Marty and Dutch.
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-22-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 230,892
Posted By idickers
Really impressive. And inspiring!

Really impressive. And inspiring!
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