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Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2019, 07:49 PM
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Posted By rkolenda
Thanks Charlie . I would like to give the credit...

Thanks Charlie . I would like to give the credit for this idea to Cass Nawrocki . When we visited his shop a few years ago he showed us a wood dowel mounted on a shank that he used for spot...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,808
Posted By rkolenda
Matt it works very well on steel .

Matt it works very well on steel .
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,808
Posted By rkolenda
"One thought: temps seem to be 500F to 650F so...

"One thought: temps seem to be 500F to 650F so annealing happens at the shrink point. What do you do with the softness in your panel?" Kent you bring up an interesting question . So far I have not...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,808
Posted By rkolenda
Jerry safety is always a concern of mine.When I...

Jerry safety is always a concern of mine.When I made my first disc I did not know what to expect so the first time it was used I suited up with a lot of layers of clothes ,face shields and my winter...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,808
Posted By rkolenda
"Maybe I could do the math, but what thickness...

"Maybe I could do the math, but what thickness hardwood board did you start with?"Sorry Phil,I forgot to include the thickness .The disc are cut from a piece of "1x6 " maple,but the actual...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,808
Posted By rkolenda
"Is your grinder variable or single speed?"Hey...

"Is your grinder variable or single speed?"Hey Clint ,I use a single speed grinder.The 5/8 x 11 spindle size seems to be quite a common size but it should be easy enough for the guys worldwide to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,808
Posted By rkolenda
A demo

53010 A piece of scrap .063 thick 3003 aluminum pulled from the bin.

53011 A straight edge shows the crown

53012 Here is a before photo of the surface

53013I use a mixture of water with a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,808
Posted By rkolenda
part 2

53004Adapter now fits flush

53005I cut a 5/8 x 11 nut in haft because the standard nut is too thick. Thinner nuts are available thru supplies like McMasterr Carr and others but I didn't think I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,808
Posted By rkolenda
shrinking with wood disc

I started to use these wooden disc with my 4.5 inch grinder a couple of years ago on aluminum panels to shrink without damage.I was not happy with the galling left when using a stainless steel...
Forum: Events 05-24-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By rkolenda
Motel room booked.Looking forward to this.Bob.

Motel room booked.Looking forward to this.Bob.
Forum: Introductions 04-20-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By rkolenda
Welcome Rob,Where about for Michigan?

Welcome Rob,Where about for Michigan?
Forum: Events 04-09-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,284
Posted By rkolenda
Mallory and I will be there .Bob

Mallory and I will be there .Bob
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-01-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 85,201
Posted By rkolenda
Congratulations on the MSOTM.It is great to see...

Congratulations on the MSOTM.It is great to see the car completed.It has been fun to follow this thread.Bob.
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-11-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 43,935
Posted By rkolenda
Dane mighty fine work.A question was asked about...

Dane mighty fine work.A question was asked about drive shaft removal .When I build tube structures and I want to be able to service the vehicle later I use these tube joints that the offroad guys...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-22-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,512
Posted By rkolenda
Sorry for the lack of updates.The old iPhone that...

Sorry for the lack of updates.The old iPhone that I was using for photos died and I can't retrieve the photo's.The urethane pour foam support worked great to support the fiberglass during the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-08-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,512
Posted By rkolenda
Yeah this thing is not exactly portable with the...

Yeah this thing is not exactly portable with the weight of the concrete added in . Fortunately we have a fork lift here at the shop.
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-07-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,512
Posted By rkolenda
48258 We bonded a wooden box to support the...

48258
We bonded a wooden box to support the area around the hood blisters.We knew that we would want to support the fiberglass before we poured any concrete to prevent the fiberglass sagging and...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-27-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,512
Posted By rkolenda
Tooling gell coat is generally used when making...

Tooling gell coat is generally used when making fiberglass molds.It is more scratch and impact resistant.It was chosen because we would be hammering directly on it.You can find it at any fiberglass...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-26-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,512
Posted By rkolenda
Benz hood fabrication

I have been restoring a 1956 Mercedes 300 Sl at the shop.I thought that I had all the metal work done until we stripped the hood and found that it had some old poorly done repairs. There was no...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-23-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 448,890
Posted By rkolenda
Yes Kerry,3/16 the should do it.

Yes Kerry,3/16 the should do it.
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-21-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 448,890
Posted By rkolenda
Hey Kerry , good to see you going at it again.A...

Hey Kerry , good to see you going at it again.A 1/8 inch. gap in bare metal will close up quite a bit once you add primer and paint. You may want to open it up a bit.Bob.
Forum: Events 04-09-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 17,678
Posted By rkolenda
Steve ,the wooden disc is used on aluminum .It...

Steve ,the wooden disc is used on aluminum .It does not gall or mark the panel.I will post some photos of it and some of the before and after shots of the panel.Bob
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-10-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 85,201
Posted By rkolenda
It's getting very close now Will.Looking good.Bob.

It's getting very close now Will.Looking good.Bob.
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By rkolenda
You need to try it Steve.With the high RPM that...

You need to try it Steve.With the high RPM that the small air grinders turn the wood generates a good amount friction/heat. Great for localized shrinking .It took care of my oil can.
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By rkolenda
Heat shrinking gizmo

42538

42539Today I was fighting the dreaded oil canning in a low crown panel.I was able to to get most of the problem worked out with a shrinking disc but one trouble area remained near the inner...
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