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Forum: Introductions 06-16-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By crystallographic
Hi John, I also have ERCO and Marchant...

Hi John,
I also have ERCO and Marchant machines.
And, like others say, the Marchant is for working heavy material - .090" and up.
The ERCO 1447 is designed specifically for aircraft sheet - .016"...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-16-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By crystallographic
Try BRALCO, Los Angeles area?

Try BRALCO, Los Angeles area?
Forum: Introductions 06-13-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome to the metal gang, Alan. Good to have...

Welcome to the metal gang, Alan.
Good to have you here, insights, inventiveness, and all.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-13-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By crystallographic
The .080 is a fine thickness for your diesel...

The .080 is a fine thickness for your diesel bracket truck, using 3003.
Since 5052 is about double the strength of 3003, with both in half-hard, I would use .050" in the 5052.

Remember your...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By crystallographic
Way to go, Bill. Nice smooth work that fits. :D...

Way to go, Bill.
Nice smooth work that fits. :D

And also having flexibility in choices of application-flexible tools .... :p
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-08-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,305
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Joel, You are approaching this new project...

Hi Joel,
You are approaching this new project with a clear sense of needs, fits, design and history.
Was interesting for me to note, years ago, that Lamborghini built very nice Italian farm...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-07-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By crystallographic
Some really classy metalwork in these photos,...

Some really classy metalwork in these photos, Will. Love your productivity, accuracy, and detail.
Interesting - IF - what I see is the horiz mill shoving holes in the tube mounted in the headstock...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-07-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By crystallographic
I think that page is via the Aussie inventor of...

I think that page is via the Aussie inventor of the MagnaBend - and he has been heard to be very supportive of craftsmen getting the best out of his invention - despite whomsoever is currently...
Forum: Metalshaping videos on-line 06-05-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By crystallographic
With soft thin metals you can use soft tools. I...

With soft thin metals you can use soft tools.
I doubt whether this tool could sustain much hot working ... :rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By crystallographic
Marcel - history bits

Eric Rosenau was a high-quality auto restorer known for Pierce Arrow Motorcar restos, and had his shop down towards San Diego.


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Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By crystallographic
The alloy is 6061. Use 5356 filler. Quench...

The alloy is 6061.
Use 5356 filler.
Quench with water immediately when finished welding.
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By crystallographic
Nice box, Bill. ;)

Nice box, Bill. ;)
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By crystallographic
Will, Thanks for posting this. Very sad for...

Will,
Thanks for posting this.
Very sad for them to have departed so early.
Leaves a big empty hole in hearts and lives.
Sincere condolences,
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-11-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By crystallographic
Nice results. Clean and tidy. Might as well...

Nice results.
Clean and tidy.
Might as well keep going.
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By crystallographic
Bill, you have a nice shop there, and in a good...

Bill, you have a nice shop there, and in a good neighborhood for aviation, too. I suppose the Ranger is the inverted Menasco 6?
I may have a spare PT19 aeleron here ....
The riveter frames are...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-09-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,839
Posted By crystallographic
It's nice when a customer grasps the process of...

It's nice when a customer grasps the process of duplicating missing/rusted sections. And even nicer when a reasonable part of your effort gets compensated.
"Good, cheap, fast" are all that we can...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-08-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 33,269
Posted By crystallographic
Love the thinking and execution, Robert. Gold...

Love the thinking and execution, Robert.
Gold Star.
:D
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Lautaro, Welcome to the metal gang. Some...

Hi Lautaro,
Welcome to the metal gang.
Some good workshops listed here ....
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,851
Posted By crystallographic
It's a joy to see your work and your working,...

It's a joy to see your work and your working, David.
(I suspect you weld, knock down the stalagmites and stalactites, planish some, and then dress off the top, going to metal finish/polish ... ?)
...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-26-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By crystallographic
OJ, Symmetry is not what you get but what you...

OJ,
Symmetry is not what you get but what you make it. :rolleyes:

After just 35 restorations, done back when I was a pup, I started to realize that you had to make it look right - but not...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-26-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By crystallographic
Some of our experience varies, evidently. :) ...

Some of our experience varies, evidently. :)
But that experience evidently came around long before I got a Ram's Head and read their booklet and tried the methods therein --
and then designed some...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-25-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 33,269
Posted By crystallographic
Making tracks, Robert. Great stuff!

Making tracks, Robert.
Great stuff!
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-25-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By crystallographic
Thanks Chris. Yep... a good handheld "body and...

Thanks Chris.
Yep... a good handheld "body and fender re-shaping hammer" (Milwaukee Electric's name for theirs) can be fit with some great dies for straightening that 20 ga. (It also helps one's...
Forum: Events 04-20-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,130
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Will, Thanks for returning the seminar items...

Hi Will,
Thanks for returning the seminar items so quickly.
Yes, I went over the orders and confirmed them via email to you today.
I will have some recommendations as you build your Hammer and...
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 04-18-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,407
Posted By crystallographic
Thank you very much Will. Very kind of you to...

Thank you very much Will. Very kind of you to mention.
I try to put up as much as I can so that people can see how this metal stuff works, and I figure a good search should bring up the right topic....
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