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Forum: Announcements 10-02-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,344
Posted By Tom Walter
Does that sound familiar. I took my son to a...

Does that sound familiar. I took my son to a workshop, and we had a blast at Kent's classes.

An excellent instructor and very patient with his "metal challenged students". My son has a gift for...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,493
Posted By Tom Walter
Oh no.... seriously get some 3003 H14 so you can...

Oh no.... seriously get some 3003 H14 so you can have fun. :D

If you really want to be frustrated, I've have some sheets of 2024 - t3 around.

Kent just looks that the 2024t3, and it melts in...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,493
Posted By Tom Walter
Wow am I ever impressed, didn't realize you had...

Wow am I ever impressed, didn't realize you had built the H1! :D
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 09-14-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,337
Posted By Tom Walter
There is an an Australian web site that sells all...

There is an an Australian web site that sells all 26 chapters of pdfs for $15.00
plans4u ??

Keep in mind it was pretty much created by Dept of the Navy for training, but folks have been selling...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 07-29-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,463
Posted By Tom Walter
Take a look at Ken White's Air Hammer. At...

Take a look at Ken White's Air Hammer.

At first glance it is deceivingly simple, but the frame, air hammers, and dies are a very nice balanced package. Amazing thing is one of the guys down...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 07-15-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,973
Posted By Tom Walter
Kerry, also toss in a #5 & #7 tip, and the long...

Kerry, also toss in a #5 & #7 tip, and the long neck. The long neck has some in handy, and the #5 & #7 I've used on steel that was way too thick to tackle with the Meco (1/4" flange to 1/4"...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 05-04-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,666
Posted By Tom Walter
Dean -- just another thought. With TIG I'm...

Dean -- just another thought. With TIG I'm pretty fast on the foot pedal. I like both hands/elbows/arms supported. I'm just moving along. Foot does the heat control.

With OA using my heavy...
Forum: Introductions 03-16-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,282
Posted By Tom Walter
HI Taylor, welcome to the list. Another...

HI Taylor, welcome to the list.

Another aviation nut here in the Austin, TX area.
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-09-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,945
Posted By Tom Walter
Wait... didn't all Model A's have fabric roofs?

I was cruising the Albums sections looking at HeatNBeats bead roller for ideas.

Notice a Model A Coupe in the album, but took a moment to realize that one has a metal roof? Huh... finally noticed...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-09-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,610
Posted By Tom Walter
My favorite torch is the one ready to go. A...

My favorite torch is the one ready to go.

A long neck helps. My press brake was done with my Meco. This was done with a 7" neck and a #7 tip. Base is an angle inside a "U" bend. Handy tool,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,891
Posted By Tom Walter
Great inspiration for us to get out into the shop.

Great inspiration for us to get out into the shop.
Forum: Posting Pictures 03-08-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 58,521
Posted By Tom Walter
Common issue with posting with iPad. Look...

Common issue with posting with iPad.

Look into tapatalk application to allow multiple photo post.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-08-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,007
Posted By Tom Walter
That flame is soft. Almost wonder if Hydrogen &...

That flame is soft. Almost wonder if Hydrogen & Oxygen?

Looks like a SWP (Specialized Welding Products) Torch. Hmm, if a Torch in the UK is a flashlight, what the heck do you call a welding...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-28-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,610
Posted By Tom Walter
They are all good. I had a henrob, but was too...

They are all good. I had a henrob, but was too hard on my wrist.

I like the Meco, don't overlook the lightweight hoses from TM Technologies.

Best thing I did was to add a gas saver valve and...
Forum: Introductions 02-17-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,321
Posted By Tom Walter
Welcome Clay. I'm not sure how much...

Welcome Clay.

I'm not sure how much electronics and fiberglass work is needed on the 52 olds, nor 29 roadster, but sounds like great projects.
Forum: Business Classifieds 02-14-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 46,347
Posted By Tom Walter
Scott -- where did you order his video's? ...

Scott -- where did you order his video's?

Only source I saw them listed was Metalcraft Tools -- but looks like the website hasn't been updated since 2008 as they still list both DVD and VHS!

If...
Forum: Introductions 02-14-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,538
Posted By Tom Walter
Welcome Alan. Another home builder -- built...

Welcome Alan.

Another home builder -- built a state of the art plane for 1940. Rag & Tube, aluminum wing Bearhawk four place.
Forum: Introductions 02-14-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,361
Posted By Tom Walter
Hi Axel. I always loved Oldtimer Praxis. ...

Hi Axel.

I always loved Oldtimer Praxis. Excellent magazine, and fun reading. Sounds like you already have the bug (Baulust) to build something, not much is required to get started!
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,935
Posted By Tom Walter
Yep, highly recommended. ...

Yep, highly recommended.

http://hoosierprofiles.com/Bead_Roller_Dies.html

I finally got around to getting some tipping dies for a project. Just playing with some 062 3003 scrap in the photo. ...
Forum: Introductions 02-12-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By Tom Walter
Welcome Tom. I'm just down the road from you...

Welcome Tom.

I'm just down the road from you a little ways on I35
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,117
Posted By Tom Walter
Book is recommended. I didn't have the earlier...

Book is recommended. I didn't have the earlier one (missed it), but bought "doing it better" last month. Been having fun reading it, lots of good ideas and tips. More for the machinist folks, than...
Forum: Introductions 02-06-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,305
Posted By Tom Walter
Welcome Tony! I'm just up the road from you....

Welcome Tony!

I'm just up the road from you.

I'm in the process of making a new bead roller. My Horror Fright I bolted a 1" steel angle plate to, giving 8" depth, dosen't quite cut it. It...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 02-06-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,255
Posted By Tom Walter
Jeff, Wish I lived closer! One reason I...

Jeff,

Wish I lived closer!

One reason I went to using Kent White's air hammer as the same issues.

I love working in the shop, but soon discovered one hour of pounding by hand was a little...
Forum: Introductions 02-04-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,097
Posted By Tom Walter
The Harmon Rocket is a nice one. Looking forward...

The Harmon Rocket is a nice one. Looking forward to seeing that build!

Then again you could make it a F1 -- I double dare you. :D

Tom
Forum: Introductions 02-01-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,097
Posted By Tom Walter
Welcome Ken. What type of airplane are you...

Welcome Ken.

What type of airplane are you building?
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