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Forum: Introductions 11-19-2020, 12:03 PM
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Posted By weldtoride
Welcome, Norm, from a fellow retired voc-ed...

Welcome, Norm, from a fellow retired voc-ed teacher.

In addition to several years full time, I worked in the trades just about every summer "vacation" while teaching.

I just responded to...
Forum: Introductions 11-19-2020, 11:47 AM
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Views: 175
Posted By weldtoride
Welcome, Andrew from a retired voc-ed teacher. ...

Welcome, Andrew from a retired voc-ed teacher.

Keep up the good work.

Don't know how it is there, but here in the States at the junior high and high school levels, (grades 6-12) it's a...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-19-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By weldtoride
Hi, Berry. Welcome to the world of...

Hi, Berry. Welcome to the world of self-teaching from print and video. If I may offer my own humble 2 cents from my experiences, as I too, was putting in shape too fast to control at first.

For...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By weldtoride
Inspiring, thanks for sharing.

Inspiring, thanks for sharing.
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By weldtoride
Just my personal experience

Several years ago I was looking at purchasing a burned-out Model A. The car was complete, in that it had been a stock restoration, and everything that remained after the barn fire was still...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-13-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,735
Posted By weldtoride
Removing shape exercise is in John Glover's book as well....

This is the second half of John Glover's exercise I referenced in post #11: removing shape. Below is a scan of page 30 from John Glover's self-published book, hope I am not violating any copyright...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,052
Posted By weldtoride
Thank You

Kerry thanks for the heads-up, but a bigger thanks for the bigger effort behind all that administrators do. I am not versed in these things, but I would wager that the 15 minute gap we might see has...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-31-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,735
Posted By weldtoride
John Glover's book

As for your most recent questions in post #10 regarding your pics, I will defer to others more experienced than I, as I am still learning myself.

It looks to me like you are making great...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,171
Posted By weldtoride
Or your compressor

Sorry for your customer's loss, Kerry. I can identify to an extent, I lost my roof 2 years ago, not a total loss, but wasn't lost inside was damaged, that's why I've been quiet here.


But the...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 09-14-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 18,976
Posted By weldtoride
I hear you on the older brain. Nothing says...

I hear you on the older brain. Nothing says "Mid-life crisis" like walking into a Social Security office to apply for Medicare. But I consider this brain exercise, my significant other does Sodokus...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 09-13-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 18,976
Posted By weldtoride
Carey, The immediate answer to your...

Carey,

The immediate answer to your question is above my pay grade.

I do know that SW is a CAD system. Since thousands of users do build things with it, it's just a matter of how they...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 09-13-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 18,976
Posted By weldtoride
Solidworks for $40

I previously got Solidworks software by taking an evening course in it at my local community college. The student version was free to enrolled students in the SW class, and the instructor was...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-06-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,354
Posted By weldtoride
Location, location, location

Just my 2 cents:

In the mid '80s I worked as a certified Porsch/Audi dealer technician (mechanical, not body) at a Chicago area dealership. My wife and I wanted to move to the mountains and I...
Forum: Shop Safety 10-19-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,053
Posted By weldtoride
You are not, perchance, using brake cleaner to...

You are not, perchance, using brake cleaner to clean the metal before welding? Metals are actually far more porous than people realize, and brake cleaner is literally a killer. Are you using a...
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 10-07-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,631
Posted By weldtoride
Like several others have said above, a hand-held...

Like several others have said above, a hand-held jigsaw can do a decent job if set up right.

A few years back I had a run of published articles, and one was a tech article in Hometown Hot Rod...
Forum: Buck Building 03-12-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,291
Posted By weldtoride
Bill, thanks for the wonderful photos!

Bill, thanks for the wonderful photos!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-12-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,093
Posted By weldtoride
Not exactly bicycle fenders, but similar. I am...

Not exactly bicycle fenders, but similar. I am trying out different shapes to re-contour the tailight area on my '53 Buick. I am going for a shape somewhat more like a '51 Mercury, at least that's...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-12-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,093
Posted By weldtoride
more info over here: ...

more info over here:

http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6953&highlight=low+pressure+forming

Also dug out my paper copy, here's the meat of the article, turns out I was remembering...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-12-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,093
Posted By weldtoride
Do you have an arbor press? There was a very...

Do you have an arbor press? There was a very nice article in Street Rodder magazine a few years back, showing Bob Haverstock using clever dies from mdf, as I remember, to press motorcycle fender...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 02-22-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,553
Posted By weldtoride
Thanks, Mark and Richard for the Fusion 360 info....

Thanks, Mark and Richard for the Fusion 360 info.

I have been looking for a good, truly free cad/cam. After reading your posts, I spent this morning researching 360. It appears to be a robust...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 10-17-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,502
Posted By weldtoride
Free stumps

I live in Northern Illinois, Chain O' Lakes area, and have lost many ash trees to the EAB, Emerald ash borer. I have an abundance of dead ash trunks on the ground, I am milling the longer straight...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-10-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,527
Posted By weldtoride
good people

http://www.centralsteel.com/ They have 5 sales centers, including one in Cincinnati.

I have dealt several times over the years with their Milwaukee sales office, good people. I also bought DQ...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-21-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,891
Posted By weldtoride
thanks, Kent

Very, thanks for taking time for the detailed answer.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-19-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 112,793
Posted By weldtoride
In his DVD, David Gardiner uses a chunk of...

In his DVD, David Gardiner uses a chunk of rectangular timber on its side. After seeing that (highly recommend that DVD, btw) I made a couple of depressions in an offcut from a 2" thick piece of...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-19-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,891
Posted By weldtoride
Patch shape question

Saw this over on Mark Scranton's thread on the beautiful work he's doing on his Chrysler.



Starting a new thread here as I wanted to ask Kent about the patch shape in this photo. It's "out of...
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