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Forum: Events 05-09-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,478
Posted By bobadame
Looks like you guys had good weather. Dan's event...

Looks like you guys had good weather. Dan's event seems to just get better and better. A great place to be with gracious hosts.
Forum: Introductions 05-08-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By bobadame
Welcome to Allmetalshaping and to Colorado.

Welcome to Allmetalshaping and to Colorado.
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-04-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By bobadame
Really cool project there! I'm thinking that as...

Really cool project there! I'm thinking that as our Baby Boom generation begins to struggle with worn out knees, cyclecars just might make a come back.
Forum: Introductions 05-01-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,144
Posted By bobadame
I hope it works out Peter. I'll clean the shop...

I hope it works out Peter. I'll clean the shop just in case.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-19-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,919
Posted By bobadame
Very nice work Jeff. So is the rest of your...

Very nice work Jeff. So is the rest of your project. Nice lines.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-16-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,919
Posted By bobadame
I made this tooling to bead fenders with my...

I made this tooling to bead fenders with my wheeling machine. The o-ring in the center of the bead is there to help follow a line.
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Forum: Events 04-06-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,530
Posted By bobadame
I really wish I could have made it to this...

I really wish I could have made it to this gathering of friendly talented folks. Maybe next year.:)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-31-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By bobadame
In my example the 6 position switch could be...

In my example the 6 position switch could be replaced by a second potentiometer. The 3 wires on your pot are ground, input and output. To wire 2 pots in series; with the pot shafts facing up the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-31-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By bobadame
I have a sewing machine motor that works that...

I have a sewing machine motor that works that way. It is 2 variable resistors in series. One is a rotary potentiometer, the other is a 6 position variable resistor switch.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-30-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By bobadame
I worked for a factory that made stainless steel...

I worked for a factory that made stainless steel machinery for the fast food industry. Once while doing inventory in one of the warehouses I remember seeing 400 series panels which were covered with...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-20-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,725
Posted By bobadame
A couple of things I'd do differently with this...

A couple of things I'd do differently with this tool. First, the data would be more accurate if the 3 legs ended as a sharp point instead of the .062 radius which they have now. The radius, even as...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-18-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By bobadame
Here's where I'm at on this cycle car project. I...

Here's where I'm at on this cycle car project. I still need to make an air box, a hood, a couple of Brooklands style wind screens, paint the fenders and hood and at some point, make front and rear...
Forum: Resources - Learning Material 03-16-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By bobadame
It's well worth the money. Lots of valuable...

It's well worth the money. Lots of valuable information there on all aspects of the craft.
Forum: Resources - Learning Material 03-15-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By bobadame
Maybe this one. https://www.bladsforlag.com/en

Maybe this one.
https://www.bladsforlag.com/en
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-13-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,725
Posted By bobadame
chord height measuring device

This is the chord height measuring gizmo that I mentioned yesterday. The first picture shows the indicator being zeroed on a flat surface. Second picture is of the bottom of the unit. Last picture...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-12-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,725
Posted By bobadame
I'm working on a simple device that will measure...

I'm working on a simple device that will measure chord height at a fixed chord length of 3". It's simply a dial indicator that is centered between 3 legs that have rounded ends. The tool is initially...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-05-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By bobadame
I did something similar recently. I shaped the...

I did something similar recently. I shaped the fenders then put the beads in. The bead caused the crown to flatten slightly so I modified the dies to have 2 degree sloped shoulders. Then I ran the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-26-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By bobadame
He also used to sell a very good book; The...

He also used to sell a very good book; The Practical Sheetmetal Worker.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-25-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By bobadame
Maybe a bit of oil.

Maybe a bit of oil.
Forum: Introductions 02-23-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By bobadame
Welcome back Ted. I think we met at a Metal meet...

Welcome back Ted. I think we met at a Metal meet in Oblong a few years ago.
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 02-20-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By bobadame
Thanks for doing this Bill and all others...

Thanks for doing this Bill and all others involved.
Forum: Beginner Projects 02-20-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,498
Posted By bobadame
I love it!

I love it!
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By bobadame
There are a few metal shapers in Albuquerque but...

There are a few metal shapers in Albuquerque but I don't recall any of their names. Ray Rodman had a meet a few years back and they showed up. The hot rod and custom car scene is pretty big down...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-13-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By bobadame
I started this thread a while back. Lots of...

I started this thread a while back. Lots of changes and detail work since then.
http://www.allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=8730&highlight=I+made+a+thing
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-12-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By bobadame
fenders

I'm slowly beginning to wrap this project up. This week end I completed the brackets to hold these fenders to the hubs. This week I should wrap up the final tweeks on the fenders then I'll write up...
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