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Forum: Shop Safety 07-15-2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,981
Posted By norson
What kind of "fork lift" did you have. If it was...

What kind of "fork lift" did you have. If it was the warehouse type unit I could see why you'd have a problem.
Forum: Shop Safety 06-04-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,981
Posted By norson
This is what happened when they were building my...

This is what happened when they were building my shop in the wet.


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Forum: Shop Safety 06-03-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,981
Posted By norson
I decided not to put a concrete drive to my shop...

I decided not to put a concrete drive to my shop (150 feet) unless I had to. I've moved My Bridgeport mill (2700 lbs.), my Trumph CS75 (7,000 lbs.) and my Colchester 28" x 120" lathe (5,000+ lbs.)....
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 05-28-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,565
Posted By norson
When I first took a tig class I had tried-focals...

When I first took a tig class I had tried-focals and could not see a thing. The same thing you experienced. I had prescription read only glasses made and solved the problem. Off the shelf readers...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-21-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 19,717
Posted By norson
Really great. Very fond of your Mini's too.

Really great. Very fond of your Mini's too.
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-27-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 415,911
Posted By norson
I use a livestock water trough. 300 gallons. I've...

I use a livestock water trough. 300 gallons. I've done model a doors, cowls and quarters. The rectangular tank is anti-spill container of 250 gallons. Another way I've used to limit rust from forming...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-25-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 415,911
Posted By norson
Carefull. I worked for a car company that used...

Carefull. I worked for a car company that used this type of stuff and during the normal production run everything was fine. then when they moved production for replacement parts the problems started....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-30-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,896
Posted By norson
I think your main problem is you are drawing your...

I think your main problem is you are drawing your lines, banging the hell out of it and then expecting to still adhere to your lines. Forget the lines. Form the panel including the smoothing, THEN...
Forum: Buck Building 03-20-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,429
Posted By norson
Thanks for the update. I've been using the arctic...

Thanks for the update. I've been using the arctic birch for the stuff I'm working on and like the quality and finish. Will follow this thread.
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-18-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,770
Posted By norson
I agree totally on not blasting sheet metal. I...

I agree totally on not blasting sheet metal. I use molasses or citric acid, neutralizing with baking soda and preserving with metal prep-n-etch.
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By norson
Thanks for the clarification Kent. I'm just...

Thanks for the clarification Kent. I'm just sensitive to the workplace/ environmental issue. I worked for a clutch rebuilder in the early '60s and was around asbestos and degreasing chemicals. At...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By norson
My grandfather was in the plating trade. He...

My grandfather was in the plating trade. He started working for Ford in Detroit in 1925 and worked until the early '30s in the plating shops. Traveled to Portland (Grapes of Wrath style) and worked...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By norson
I don't think the health hazard warnings are...

I don't think the health hazard warnings are nearly strong enough. I would use galvanized only if the project REQUIRED it. The floor in a car does not require it. Your car was built without good...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,002
Posted By norson
Being an old guy, I can't imagine the pain and...

Being an old guy, I can't imagine the pain and strain of the work involved in the finishing grinding and polishing.
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-03-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 49,346
Posted By norson
How about a picture of the linear slide?

How about a picture of the linear slide?
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-21-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,686
Posted By norson
I am not an expert on this stuff, but...

I am not an expert on this stuff, but horizontal/vertical braces alone don't cut it. Think of a bridge, X bracing all over the place. You've done a good job so far, but I think it could use a few...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-21-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,686
Posted By norson
I would X the door frames.

I would X the door frames.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-20-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,181
Posted By norson
Steve I discovered the prescription reader...

Steve
I discovered the prescription reader answer while taking a TIG class at the community college, but I wasted three weeks of the class before I figured it out. I talked about it before, but you...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-08-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,686
Posted By norson
It's unclear if the tunnel is compromised. If...

It's unclear if the tunnel is compromised. If it's solid I'd retain it.
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-03-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,686
Posted By norson
I would not be taking off the doors until I had...

I would not be taking off the doors until I had locked in the door gaps and body lines. Cross bracing every where and measuring all of the bracing to make sure everything is square. Imagine a shoe...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-01-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,851
Posted By norson
I can identify with the age thing. A lot of...

I can identify with the age thing. A lot of information for aluminum welding, what safeguards can you share for steel (gas and tig).
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-01-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,686
Posted By norson
Before you do ANY cutting make sure you have the...

Before you do ANY cutting make sure you have the doors tacked/welded, square and solid, every thing crossed braced, etc. I only bring this up because it hasn't been brought up yet. A convertible in...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-13-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 376,346
Posted By norson
Jon I greatly appreciate your information. I...

Jon
I greatly appreciate your information. I think it is worthy of it's own thread and urge you to make it part of it. Many of us will need chrome plating at some point and to have knowledge of the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-13-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 376,346
Posted By norson
John Could you expand on the cyanide copper...

John
Could you expand on the cyanide copper part of the plating process and ways around it and how to better prepare for chrome plating? Or a layman's source of information?
Forum: Business Classifieds 12-20-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,259
Posted By norson
Rick Scott hasn't been active on these sites for...

Rick Scott hasn't been active on these sites for some time. I believe he has had some health issues. Maybe someone with more information will chime in. I have a set of Rick's dies and the work very...
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