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Forum: Announcements 06-05-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By leoitch
just a quick note to say THANK YOU, Dan!!

just a quick note to say
THANK YOU, Dan!!
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,052
Posted By leoitch
hmm...he must have VERY flexible thumbs to be...

hmm...he must have VERY flexible thumbs to be able to get them INSIDE the can to push out!!
i might be wrong but i think the level of definition (sharpness?) of the details requires "repousse"....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-18-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By leoitch
Richard, speaking of raising... i studied...

Richard,
speaking of raising...
i studied under David Pimentel of Arizona State University and he was THE MAN when it comes to raising, especially copper.
he pioneered raising with modern plastic...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-16-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By leoitch
Cliffrod, firstly, i am no metallurgy expert by...

Cliffrod,
firstly, i am no metallurgy expert by any stretch of imagination but..

i think for a small studio with mostly hand tools and small power tools the main concern is concentration of...
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 07-18-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,410
Posted By leoitch
OMG...did not know the guy who invented the...

OMG...did not know the guy who invented the Bonney Doon system had such a fantastic life.
i remember lusting after one of his presses in the Rio Grande catalog but couldn't afford it.

RIP.
the...
Forum: Introductions 02-09-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By leoitch
hi Colin, welcome to the forum. i am...

hi Colin,
welcome to the forum.

i am working near Kuala Lumpur. would be great if we could connect...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-09-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,283
Posted By leoitch
very interesting build. pls keep the posts going....

very interesting build. pls keep the posts going.

much appreciated.
Forum: Beginner Projects 01-04-2017, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,785
Posted By leoitch
"As for reaching in, I used the ball peen and...

"As for reaching in, I used the ball peen and also a steel bar mounted in a vise, soft of like a dolly. I also cut off an inch off the end to help the metal fold in. Which it turns out was too much,...
Forum: Beginner Projects 01-03-2017, 03:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,785
Posted By leoitch
dear efranzen, interesting work. could you...

dear efranzen,
interesting work.

could you please let me know how you got your hammer to hit near the tip of the welded hole: i.e. say 3 or 4 inches near the narrowest part....i cannot see how...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,390
Posted By leoitch
here's another video to keep the conversation...

here's another video to keep the conversation going....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrcJ8JagNHw

i am guessing this is in India, they are working aluminium, and the workers are around late...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,390
Posted By leoitch
first off, apologies to Kerry for hijacking...

first off,
apologies to Kerry for hijacking this thread...but ,then, the topic is "this isn't metalshaping..."

dear Cliffrod,
when i started out my studio 15 years ago i had the grand dream of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,390
Posted By leoitch
dear Cliffrod, i am glad you appreciated the...

dear Cliffrod,
i am glad you appreciated the skill and ingenuity of those crazy smiths.
when i was traveling as a journeyman/apprentice blacksmith in the US, i was impressed with the can-do, "let's...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-04-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,128
Posted By leoitch
Ha ha... haven't heard that "done it that way for...

Ha ha... haven't heard that "done it that way for umpteenth years" reply for awhile...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-29-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,128
Posted By leoitch
hi, not sure if you've heard about doming...

hi,
not sure if you've heard about doming blocks...

38950

they're easily available at jewellery supply stores or (last choice) on eBay.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-29-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,128
Posted By leoitch
hmm... remember to use full facial protection if...

hmm... remember to use full facial protection if quenching in acid. would advise quenching in water and then dunk into acid for a few minutes... much safer.
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,263
Posted By leoitch
guys, back when I was still in school (around...

guys,
back when I was still in school (around 1998) learning copper raising from David Pimentel, I asked him why American metalsmiths couldn't do the restoration works themselves?

he said it's...
Forum: Introductions 04-25-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,018
Posted By leoitch
Jack, welcome to the forum. now I guess...

Jack,
welcome to the forum.

now I guess everyone has to quit the china-bashing! ha ha
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-25-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,143
Posted By leoitch
hmmm...if you just look at the melting...

hmmm...if you just look at the melting temperatures, sure. copper is at 1984F and silver is 1763F..so you should have a comfortable range to work.

but,
I think you have to be careful about the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,487
Posted By leoitch
Bill, tnx for sharing those beautiful photos. ...

Bill,
tnx for sharing those beautiful photos.

that minotaur tho....it has a feminine proportion but is well-endowed in the wrong region...ha ha ha.
Forum: Posting Pictures 01-02-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,532
Posted By leoitch
Ed, most interesting! i've never heard of a...

Ed,
most interesting! i've never heard of a magnesium hammer. what are its advantages or purpose?
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-15-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,323
Posted By leoitch
i experienced same issue with sharpie and 316L...

i experienced same issue with sharpie and 316L stainless. a "ghost line" embedded into material after planishing.

i am not sure of the chemical etching theory as this issue doesn't crop up if...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-25-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,972
Posted By leoitch
charlie myres, but as far as i know, quenching...

charlie myres,
but as far as i know, quenching red hot steel is the way to harden it. actually, optimum hardness is achieved by quenching at "critical temperature" which as a general rule is around...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-24-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,972
Posted By leoitch
Malcolm, not knowing what it is exactly you are...

Malcolm,
not knowing what it is exactly you are trying to do, i'll just blab some general stuff i think i know...
1. hardening of steel with heat treatment can only be done at red heat and above....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-11-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,208
Posted By leoitch
hi, not sure if it has been mentioned but.... ...

hi,
not sure if it has been mentioned but....

once the "female die" (the routed board) has been set up and the panel clamped, i would hammer in the corner bead first and then push out the...
Forum: Business Classifieds 06-21-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,875
Posted By leoitch
Mike, pls check your private messages. ...

Mike,
pls check your private messages.

tnx.
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