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Forum: Automotive Projects 08-04-2022, 12:26 AM
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Posted By metal manny
Ditto... Hearty congratulations

Ditto... Hearty congratulations
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 08-02-2022, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By metal manny
That's a very kind offer Keith! I'm sure you'll...

That's a very kind offer Keith! I'm sure you'll have plenty of interest...;)
Forum: Introductions 07-12-2022, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By metal manny
Warm welcome, Mat;)

Warm welcome, Mat;)
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2022, 03:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By metal manny
Molasses tastes better than citric acid!:lol:

Molasses tastes better than citric acid!:lol:
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-11-2022, 03:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By metal manny
I see you have solved your problem - well done.;)...

I see you have solved your problem - well done.;)
Here in my third-world city, we have a spring manufacturer who can make any spring. Further to that, he has a room upstairs with boxes and boxes...
Forum: Introductions 04-20-2022, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By metal manny
Welcome Rocco. Look forward to witnessing your...

Welcome Rocco. Look forward to witnessing your growth as a metal shaper!
Forum: Introductions 04-05-2022, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By metal manny
Hello and a warm welcome, (name???);)

Hello and a warm welcome, (name???);)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-18-2022, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,634
Posted By metal manny
I would think that a hammer form is the starting...

I would think that a hammer form is the starting point as it is quite a tricky shape. It is quite a good project to learn new skills and I would take it on as a challenge, knowing that the amount of...
Forum: Introductions 03-09-2022, 02:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By metal manny
Welcome to the forum, David;)

Welcome to the forum, David;)
Forum: Introductions 03-03-2022, 01:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By metal manny
Welcome, Dave from Australia!;)

Welcome, Dave from Australia!;)
Forum: Introductions 03-03-2022, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By metal manny
Welcome Clive. Great metal shaping community...

Welcome Clive. Great metal shaping community here. I'm literally around the corner from you, also in JHB!
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2022, 04:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,762
Posted By metal manny
Steve, if you only plan to do one-off radius...

Steve, if you only plan to do one-off radius bends and have an absolute "must-have" English wheel handy, then Jaro's suggestion makes perfect sense.

Apart from a rubber wheel, as suggested, you...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2022, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,762
Posted By metal manny
Correct, one could indeed use the forming roller...

Correct, one could indeed use the forming roller as the clamp and this would further simplify the build. The reason I used take-up bearings here was not so that the forming roller could turn, but to...
Forum: Introductions 03-01-2022, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By metal manny
Welcome Quentin! You've come to the right place...

Welcome Quentin! You've come to the right place for friendly, knowledgeable people. ;)
Forum: Introductions 03-01-2022, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By metal manny
Welcome Frederic. You sound like a fascinating...

Welcome Frederic.
You sound like a fascinating person. Wish you were located up the street from me!
Looking forward to your future posts and projects.
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,762
Posted By metal manny
Hi Steve, here's a rough conceptual sketch that...

Hi Steve, here's a rough conceptual sketch that might be helpful?
Basically you'd have to insert a short tube section into the take-up bearing inner race to hold the lever operating the forming...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-24-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By metal manny
Johnny, that is not a bad start, IMO. BOC...

Johnny, that is not a bad start, IMO.

BOC is effectively the same company as Afrox here in South Africa and also part of the Linde group of companies. I own Afrox equipment and the quality is...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-08-2022, 03:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By metal manny
Steve, that is called a take up bearing. You'll...

Steve, that is called a take up bearing. You'll get them at any decent bearing supplier. They come in a staggering array of sizes (metric and imperial) and as previously mentioned, are self-aligning...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-07-2022, 03:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By metal manny
Hi Steve. If you need to make radius bends on the...

Hi Steve. If you need to make radius bends on the smaller side (2" and less) you can use a conventional brake with a tube clamped in its fingers to bend your sheet around its radius to create the...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 01-03-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,218
Posted By metal manny
Shane, the length is just shy of 50" - 1260mm....

Shane, the length is just shy of 50" - 1260mm. Make it as long or as short as you like
Forum: Buck Building 01-02-2022, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 943
Posted By metal manny
Hi Dave You don't say if the "buck" is to be...

Hi Dave
You don't say if the "buck" is to be the permanent supporting frame for the body on the vehicle itself, or if its purpose is only the form on which to shape the panels?
If the latter, then...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 01-02-2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,218
Posted By metal manny
Just to throw this out there as an alternative to...

Just to throw this out there as an alternative to a set of fixed curve sweeps, the majority of which, realistically, will never ever get used, is a flexible contour gauge which is really useful and...
Forum: Introductions 01-02-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By metal manny
Welcome here, Ben;)

Welcome here, Ben;)
Forum: Announcements 12-07-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,368
Posted By metal manny
This the "positive outcome" of the Great Reset...

This the "positive outcome" of the Great Reset and the build-back-better ideology. Yeah, right!
Sad news, but wish Joe the best for the future and have greatly valued his massive input into the...
Forum: Introductions 11-09-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By metal manny
Welcome, John

Welcome, John
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