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Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-11-2021, 04:23 PM
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Posted By jcarpenter
Playing with simple metalshaping. Getting my...

Playing with simple metalshaping. Getting my motor skills up. A couple of MC fenders, some teardrop shapes, and a couple of hemispheres. All steel except for the wide fender. LOL.



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Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-28-2021, 05:42 PM
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Posted By jcarpenter
mark g: Nah, I'm good. Just need to do some...

mark g: Nah, I'm good. Just need to do some (hah! a lot!) basic shaping and welding to get my skills to the point where further advice would be useful. Too easy to let my head be where it wants to...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-27-2021, 04:37 PM
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Posted By jcarpenter
mark g: Thanks for posting the pictures. After...

mark g: Thanks for posting the pictures. After I got over how beautiful those pieces are I could see what your are saying about having the form aid the construction.


I feel like a first...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-25-2021, 06:43 PM
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Posted By jcarpenter
Thanks Marc! Not geometry,....... biology!

Thanks Marc! Not geometry,....... biology!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-25-2021, 05:52 PM
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Posted By jcarpenter
mark g I almost spent as much on the dies...

mark g

I almost spent as much on the dies for the air powered hammer as the hammer itself. So I got the standard 3 piece, roughing, soft roughing, shrink for steel, flange for steel, small...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-23-2021, 06:15 PM
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Posted By jcarpenter
mark g, That was done without flanges...

mark g,


That was done without flanges using a Kent White air power hammer. Two or three times the shape went warped and I took it to the beater bag and reshaped it. Then planish in the hammer...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-22-2021, 08:55 PM
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Posted By jcarpenter
This is my new test piece for the fish project. ...

This is my new test piece for the fish project. A little more like the real thing. Got one to weld up finally.



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Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-22-2021, 08:40 PM
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Posted By jcarpenter
Ron: I tried just wheeling the fish outline...

Ron: I tried just wheeling the fish outline across the diagonal of the profile. It warped as much or worse than in the past. That might be because of my inexperienced wheeling patterns but I'm not...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-22-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By jcarpenter
mark g: Is your plywood form a single thickness...

mark g: Is your plywood form a single thickness of plywood? Do you screw the sheet to the plywood? I've got a single piece with the hole cut out but not sure of how to proceed. Is this a hammer...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-22-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,581
Posted By jcarpenter
mark g, Thinking about your plywood. I...

mark g,


Thinking about your plywood. I have found that if I define a flange around the teardrop with a beadroller then I can pretty much get any crown I want. As the teardrop warps I just beat...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-21-2021, 04:59 PM
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Posted By jcarpenter
mark g: Reread your post and looked at...

mark g:


Reread your post and looked at the link. I understand now what you are doing. I have exactly the problem you show in the link where the weld line of the two halves do not meet without...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-21-2021, 02:47 PM
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Posted By jcarpenter
Wow, thanks for all the replies! Jaroslov:...

Wow, thanks for all the replies!

Jaroslov: Yes, back to basics I think you are saying. Think I will get the form roughed out in a stump or bag and leave the machine work till the end.

Ron: I...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-19-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,581
Posted By jcarpenter
Newbie needs advise

First off I am an almost complete newbie. I want to fabricate two sided 3D fish in sheet metal. There will be two sides with opposing direction crowns that are placed together and the perimeter...
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