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Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-10-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By sandmanred
Where would you seam this shape?

Starting design on a new motorcycle gas tank. I want to make more or less this shape. I want the outer ridges but I might suppress the ridge down the middle a bit. I've got basic hammers, dollies,...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-04-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,162
Posted By sandmanred
Here's a table of weld properties based on the...

Here's a table of weld properties based on the two base alloys and the weld properties you most value. It's best to print it out and tape it together. You pick your base alloys off the edges and...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-03-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By sandmanred
Maybe I'm not so good at the search engine but I...

Maybe I'm not so good at the search engine but I get nothing when I use "incise chisel line" and I get overwhelmed when I put in "chisel line". With that search the first 3 threads that come up...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-02-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By sandmanred
how to form these crisp lines with hand tools

I'd like to do some shapes like you see in these pictures. How might a person hold those nice crisp lines (circled) using simple hand tools? It could be a seam but I'm not sure, it might just be a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-07-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 494,018
Posted By sandmanred
Wow, incredible work!

Wow, incredible work!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-28-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By sandmanred
Source for 19g steel in MN

A buddy is going to need about 8 square feet of mild steel in small pieces for a motorcycle exhaust. After welding some 20g and bending some 18g I'm thinking 19g would be a good compromise. I've...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,311
Posted By sandmanred
Mothers Mag and Aluminum Polish works pretty...

Mothers Mag and Aluminum Polish works pretty good. I think it leaves a wax that protects it from the elements. This has been outside for about a year and a half and it still looks pretty good.

...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-17-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By sandmanred
1/16 tungsten sharp to a point, #5 or #6 cup. ...

1/16 tungsten sharp to a point, #5 or #6 cup. About 12 scfm argon. Keep your arc length as short as you possibly can without dipping. If you don't dip occasionally you're probably too far away. ...
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-02-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 181,250
Posted By sandmanred
Thanks so much for taking the time to detail the...

Thanks so much for taking the time to detail the design. The only limitation I see for me with this method is the bend radius of the gasket material but I think it might just work. Thanks again!
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-01-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 181,250
Posted By sandmanred
Thanks again for the gas welding lesson in...

Thanks again for the gas welding lesson in Cumberland.



The quality and quantity of the work is incredible!


I'd like to attempt a tail light assembly for a motorcycle project, can you...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-26-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,456
Posted By sandmanred
I think that idea will help. Here's a cheap...

I think that idea will help. Here's a cheap bas****s attempt at a light with a little tape spaced out on the shop window. The multiple line help a lot in locating the offending areas. I've never...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-26-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,456
Posted By sandmanred
Thanks. I don't have a huge assortment of...

Thanks. I don't have a huge assortment of dollies but I can give your suggestion a try with what I have.



It's 5052 0.060 inch thick. Yes, I agree in static photos it looks pretty good. But...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-26-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,456
Posted By sandmanred
I should mention I only use a flat file when...

I should mention I only use a flat file when looking for high/lows. I have a home made bending radius file that's a little better but it won't bend enough to find all the high/lows on this piece. ...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-24-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,232
Posted By sandmanred
I'm a relative newbie too and the slapper is my...

I'm a relative newbie too and the slapper is my new favorite tool, I add that to your list.


I use a mapp gas torch for annealing, not sure a propane torch for soldering will cut it unless you...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-24-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,456
Posted By sandmanred
Methods to get smooth reflections

I'm working a practice panel for the tail cone of a motorcycle. I want to improve my ability to make the panel with no or at least very little ripples in the reflection. I also wanted to practice...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-15-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 949
Posted By sandmanred
5052 vs 3003

I'm trying to get some data on the two alloys with respect to shaping and the properties that are important to shaping. 5052 is readily available to me but it seems 3003 is the alloy of choice for...
Forum: Events 10-15-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,343
Posted By sandmanred
Steve, Thanks for organizing and hosting...

Steve,


Thanks for organizing and hosting this meet. I was only able to make it for day but I had a great time. I hope to be there longer next year.


Thanks,


Jeff
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-29-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,473
Posted By sandmanred
Thanks!

Thanks everyone for your help and comments!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-24-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,473
Posted By sandmanred
Here's the finished bike. Thanks again...

Here's the finished bike.


Thanks again for all the help!



https://s6.postimg.cc/a5e6l6i1t/IMG_10831.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/4h7vuadp9/)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-24-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,832
Posted By sandmanred
5052 should be a good choice. From your pics I...

5052 should be a good choice. From your pics I think 80 thou should be ok. It's used in marine applications because of it's corrosion resistance. It typically comes with some temper but it's easy...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-22-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,473
Posted By sandmanred
Thanks for the comments. Here it is on the bike....

Thanks for the comments. Here it is on the bike.

Any tricks for doing a nice even brushed finish on the aluminum?

https://s6.postimg.cc/xtkuxe9td/IMG_10720.jpg...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-19-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,473
Posted By sandmanred
It's a block of polypropylene. I was worried the...

It's a block of polypropylene. I was worried the corners would roll over before I chased the entire length. It actually held up pretty well.

Here's a bit more of the fender. Thanks again for...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-18-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,473
Posted By sandmanred
Thanks for all the suggestions. This is a great...

Thanks for all the suggestions. This is a great website!

I combined a couple of the ideas that were mentioned and came up with this. Hammer powered hand chaser?

I think it's going to do the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-16-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,473
Posted By sandmanred
How to bead the center of this fender?

I'd like to do a small bead down the center. I can only go 1/8 inch high or maybe a bit more, width maybe 1/2 inch or so. Any suggestions on how to do it with simple hand tools on simply made...
Forum: Events 03-20-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,045
Posted By sandmanred
I have two interested, me and a buddy. We're...

I have two interested, me and a buddy. We're both in the twin cities so we'd drive down.
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