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Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-22-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By crystallographic
Details, details ...

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This was a fun little patch.
I ordered up some flare dies for this size opening, and cut and hole-sawed out the opening from some appropriate flat stock and then flared it. (Easier than...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-21-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By crystallographic
... I never felt a thing ... (except successful)...

... I never felt a thing ... (except successful) ...
:)
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-21-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By crystallographic
51527 Quite the "artsy hoode" expression, by...

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Quite the "artsy hoode" expression, by contrast to '37 original hood sides, above. .... :):)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-20-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By crystallographic
Thanks Kerry. :):)

Thanks Kerry. :):)
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By crystallographic
Nice old trailer job, replete with arty...

Nice old trailer job, replete with arty panelwork.:):)
Long under door panel has odd pop rivet heads - never seen those like that before. :confused:
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-20-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By crystallographic
Thank you Charlie. :):)

Thank you Charlie. :):)
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-20-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By crystallographic
Very classic style, and such a nice clean job. ...

Very classic style, and such a nice clean job.
Great that you followed the original panel divisions - love that bit.
Thanks for showing us this!
:):)
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-20-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By crystallographic
I love it when loovers come out even, clean,...

I love it when loovers come out even, clean, right side up, correct edge forward, and in straight lines. :):)
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Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-20-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By crystallographic
What is the color of your lens? Gray? Brown?...

What is the color of your lens? Gray? Brown? Blue?
Color makes a visible difference.
I use a green S10 for my thin tig welding. And a 2.0D magnifier in the hat.
For some work I also add readers,...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-20-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By crystallographic
Great image that communicates a lot ... not much...

Great image that communicates a lot ... not much welfare back then ... good ways to keep good workers employed when otherwise no work was available.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-18-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By crystallographic
Finish work - "metal finishing"

Thank you Marcus and John. :)


The surface is decent but needs some fine-tuning.
So, by using a file along with a spoon and "dolly" this surface should come around nicely.


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I use my...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-17-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By crystallographic
Perhaps - but the Hughes H1 was a significant...

Perhaps - but the Hughes H1 was a significant exception, though it is credited by the Smithsonian as being the foundation for the Spitfire, the P40, and the Zero....
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-16-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By crystallographic
Yes Bob, it's nice when a new filler is developed...

Yes Bob, it's nice when a new filler is developed that takes all of the exhaustive mischief out of the solution. :):)
I remember when cast gray iron got a filler (also containing Ti) that took all...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-16-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By crystallographic
So you are making a stepped part. And the...

So you are making a stepped part.
And the guidelines for corners:
inside corners need flanges stretched
outside corners need flanges shrunk


When you are working a series of...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-15-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By crystallographic
Hammering welds on flat work

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I start the first go-over with my "big" body hammer - a 14oz. double face deep-reach, either my Plomb or my Fairmount - this one is a re-handled Fairmount, (with the hand-dressed octagonal...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-15-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By crystallographic
Thanks Fred. Yeh, edu.stuff in the works. :)

Thanks Fred.
Yeh, edu.stuff in the works. :)
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-15-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By crystallographic
[QUOTE=AllyBill;153306]Hate to say this, but I...

[QUOTE=AllyBill;153306]Hate to say this, but I was asked to weld a pair of 7075 skins for a restoration project a few years back and I glued them back together using strips of native material...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-14-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By crystallographic
Flat panel hole repairs - 5052

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Going on to the other end of the olde Luscombe panel, holes cut to add more usability (gauges) must go away.
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Pattern paper has helpful translucence that enables layout of stuff...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-14-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By crystallographic
Welding 7075 - GTAW

This is a nice break-through for tubing parts manufacturers - link below.

While 2024 has been welded since 1943, that I know of, having 7075 enter the weldable realms is very nice.
(Wasn't it...
Forum: Introductions 02-13-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Russ, Welcome to the group. Chico has had...

Hi Russ,
Welcome to the group.
Chico has had some good car guys over the years, like Eddie Meyers and Charlie Rosa.
The Nomad will be a pretty swell ride when done.
:)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-09-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By crystallographic
I guess I am confused by the silver, black and...

I guess I am confused by the silver, black and yellow paint jobs to where I cannot grasp exactly what you are doing ...? I keep looking at the photos without learning anything - except for a skinned...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-09-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,717
Posted By crystallographic
Yes, and you only have to tig the back side of...

Yes, and you only have to tig the back side of your welds to get the full penetration, so you save all that time spent wiping off the flux.:)
Forum: Introductions 02-09-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome to the group Kodee.

Welcome to the group Kodee.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-06-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,325
Posted By crystallographic
The drop-ball test is pretty severe I admit, and...

The drop-ball test is pretty severe I admit, and I do not know how ANSI derived this standard.

But as I have been told by other manufacturers, the product is safety eyewear, and at this point in...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-04-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By crystallographic
For the very new beginner, some cheap easy...

For the very new beginner, some cheap easy informative helpful reading:
https://www.tinmantech.com/products/books-booklets/metalworking-booklets/authentic-aluminum-gas-welding.php
.... or some...
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