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Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,029
Posted By crystallographic
Wow - thanks to all you guys, very much. :D:D ...

Wow - thanks to all you guys, very much. :D:D


I keep tossing out responses to the posts I feel I can be appropriate to, and then I just keep posting the nonsense I tangle with here. :):)


So...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 06-30-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Jim, Call TM Tech to reach me ... big hammer...

Hi Jim,
Call TM Tech to reach me ... big hammer is making racket today ...
530-292-3506, Chris will answer.
Thanks,
Forum: Individual Classifieds 06-30-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Jim, Sent you another pm with add'tl info. ...

Hi Jim,
Sent you another pm with add'tl info.
Kent
Forum: Individual Classifieds 06-28-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By crystallographic
Any consumables included, Jim? Love your work,...

Any consumables included, Jim?
Love your work, :):) and would imagine that this is a good machine.
Are you selling it for someone else?
(I can have it picked up and ferried ....)
Forum: Introductions 06-24-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By crystallographic
Great work history, Steve. :) Welcome to the...

Great work history, Steve. :)

Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Introductions 06-22-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Steve, Welcome to the forum. Like you,...

Hi Steve,
Welcome to the forum.
Like you, I've been doing metalwork full-time for decades.
Re: nibbler shrink dies of plastic. ... I started making and selling shrink dies for Nibblers in 1994...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-17-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 102,528
Posted By crystallographic
All my sanding blocks/boards have had rigid hard...

All my sanding blocks/boards have had rigid hard surfaces since 1980 - lexan, aluminum, and lucite. The padded stuff is a complete waste of time.
Shaping up my first steel Ferrari bumper for chrome...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-16-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 102,528
Posted By crystallographic
Scuffing with a rigid/stiff sanding block of...

Scuffing with a rigid/stiff sanding block of aluminum or thick plastic does a good surface reveal, and 320/400 is a good grit. Great for thin metals going to polish.

Also using a fine whetstone...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-15-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By crystallographic
Keep going like you are and you will do Kurtis...

Keep going like you are and you will do Kurtis Kraft proud. :):)
Yeehaw!
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-15-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By crystallographic
Ain't seen da pix, but a really nice one was done...

Ain't seen da pix, but a really nice one was done by a Boeing metalman some 15 years back .... loads of nice work out there. :):)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-15-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Sean, I think Steve is right on -...

Hi Sean,


I think Steve is right on - above. Brake/turn/flange the first 90 all the way, first, and get that decent. THEN bring the return/2nd flange along as a second operation.

1100 alloy is...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-10-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,195
Posted By crystallographic
Nice looking progress, Antoine. Steady and...

Nice looking progress, Antoine. Steady and patient, and going into the blue is great as you are now turning the corner upwards. :):)
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-07-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 505,120
Posted By crystallographic
It was a glad moment for me that you checked...

It was a glad moment for me that you checked this, after the huge efforts you've put in, b'cause...
I remember seeing one nicely restored 250 TR come in off the track from the "Year of Ferrari" big...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-07-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 505,120
Posted By crystallographic
Nice body-frame flexure sleuthing, Jack, and your...

Nice body-frame flexure sleuthing, Jack, and your ladder trusses are a sturdy low-vis. solution.

This episode ensures that your beautiful coachwork couples up with great driveability. :):)
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By crystallographic
Hans, You'd be hired. :):) Nice even spheroid...

Hans, You'd be hired. :):)
Nice even spheroid and your box is well-balanced to that mass. Artiste!
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,029
Posted By crystallographic
Very good effort, Wm. I always work this demo...

Very good effort, Wm.
I always work this demo to make a full circle first and then twist it up.
40F here now. Time for torch work. :)
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,029
Posted By crystallographic
Nice effort, Wm. Here is an image that...

Nice effort, Wm.
Here is an image that represents the shape accurately, using linear elements.
56575


:):)
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By crystallographic
Baffles that limit sloshing are included inside,...

Baffles that limit sloshing are included inside, like this later 40gallon aluminum model:
56558

56559
56560
:):)
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By crystallographic
Like yourself, Jaro, I have received the benefit...

Like yourself, Jaro, I have received the benefit of help from the old senior craftsmen.
And to pay that back I have taught metalworking since 1994, teaching many each year. And some have become very...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-01-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 197,291
Posted By crystallographic
Way to go, Mike. (Glad those old Jags are...

Way to go, Mike.


(Glad those old Jags are getting back to popular, again.)
56557


Yeehaw, keep a'goin'.
:):)
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By crystallographic
Carrozzeria Touring - additions

Very true, Jaro.


And there is no purpose for some articles, no usefulness, wastes of space. :)


...... Yet, if there is empty time ... ( :p )

... a) and the shop is clean ....
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-31-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,195
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Antoine, I am watching your project proceed...

Hi Antoine,
I am watching your project proceed along with much joy. You are the right man for this job, and I will enjoy seeing your progress in the next steps.
Success and Joy!
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By crystallographic
Geometry - Sphere, Spheroid, Hemisphere

Making a sphere is all about making two half-spheres or hemispheres.
Cutting out the circular disc and hammering more in the center and then hammering more gradually out to the edge but NOT...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,029
Posted By crystallographic
Please give Uncle Bud my best. :):)

Please give Uncle Bud my best. :):)
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,029
Posted By crystallographic
Thanks Jaro, :) I wish that film were on DVD...

Thanks Jaro, :)
I wish that film were on DVD with English subtitles ...
The French film "Dinner Game" is funny, too - as well as the Australian, "The Castle" - but neither one is about shop guys.
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