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Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-28-2021, 12:07 PM
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Posted By mark g
Hi John, I hope that my postings weren't in...

Hi John,

I hope that my postings weren't in any way discouraging or overly confusing. My enthusiasm overshadows my ability to simplify, sometimes.:lol:

Here are a few basic things that I've...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-25-2021, 07:24 PM
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Posted By mark g
https://allmetalshaping.com/picture.php?albumid=11...

https://allmetalshaping.com/picture.php?albumid=1136&pictureid=20660


https://allmetalshaping.com/picture.php?albumid=301&pictureid=11918


John,
In the images above, I broke up the forms...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-23-2021, 09:00 PM
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Posted By mark g
I was thinking you could also split the halves...

I was thinking you could also split the halves again on the lateral line that runs from the gill cover to tail so the air hammer could get up inside to shape after the welding (or at least tacking)...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-23-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By mark g
Hi Jon, Nice effort. What die combinations...

Hi Jon,

Nice effort. What die combinations are you using on the air hammer? Are you able to edge shrink with the air hammer?
Another thing that might help is to leave an opening in your...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-23-2021, 11:16 AM
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Posted By mark g
Nice job, how did you do it?

Nice job, how did you do it?
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-22-2021, 11:26 AM
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Posted By mark g
You could try different things. A single piece...

You could try different things. A single piece of plywood would be one but two pieces will control the reaction to "drawing" better by keeping edge ruffles from forming. You could screw through the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-22-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By mark g
Jon, I think flanges could work. There may be...

Jon,
I think flanges could work. There may be associated problems, but I'm not sure what they would be. Flanges would take away your ability to shrink edges, but they would help keep the edges flat...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-21-2021, 07:56 PM
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Posted By mark g
Looking at your teardrop again, brings up an...

Looking at your teardrop again, brings up an interesting point. If your contour lines form concaves as they travel along, they describe reverses and if they are straight they are bends, convex are...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-21-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By mark g
Jon, In the picture of the frog sculpture where...

Jon,
In the picture of the frog sculpture where the halves don't meet, the gap was intentional and planned. That design uses another metal piece to cover over the centerline gap to hide it. If I...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-21-2021, 10:33 AM
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Posted By mark g
Hi John, If your form is to be symmetrical,...

Hi John,

If your form is to be symmetrical, you could hammer each half through a "plywood" cut out. (Substitute material of your choice for plywood). You would get a two flanged halves that you...
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