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Forum: Automotive Projects 02-06-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,453
Posted By weldtoride
Location, location, location

Just my 2 cents:

In the mid '80s I worked as a certified Porsch/Audi dealer technician (mechanical, not body) at a Chicago area dealership. My wife and I wanted to move to the mountains and I...
Forum: Shop Safety 10-19-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,181
Posted By weldtoride
You are not, perchance, using brake cleaner to...

You are not, perchance, using brake cleaner to clean the metal before welding? Metals are actually far more porous than people realize, and brake cleaner is literally a killer. Are you using a...
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 10-07-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,884
Posted By weldtoride
Like several others have said above, a hand-held...

Like several others have said above, a hand-held jigsaw can do a decent job if set up right.

A few years back I had a run of published articles, and one was a tech article in Hometown Hot Rod...
Forum: Buck Building 03-12-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,372
Posted By weldtoride
Bill, thanks for the wonderful photos!

Bill, thanks for the wonderful photos!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-12-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,158
Posted By weldtoride
Not exactly bicycle fenders, but similar. I am...

Not exactly bicycle fenders, but similar. I am trying out different shapes to re-contour the tailight area on my '53 Buick. I am going for a shape somewhat more like a '51 Mercury, at least that's...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-12-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,158
Posted By weldtoride
more info over here: ...

more info over here:

http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6953&highlight=low+pressure+forming

Also dug out my paper copy, here's the meat of the article, turns out I was remembering...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-12-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,158
Posted By weldtoride
Do you have an arbor press? There was a very...

Do you have an arbor press? There was a very nice article in Street Rodder magazine a few years back, showing Bob Haverstock using clever dies from mdf, as I remember, to press motorcycle fender...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 02-22-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,289
Posted By weldtoride
Thanks, Mark and Richard for the Fusion 360 info....

Thanks, Mark and Richard for the Fusion 360 info.

I have been looking for a good, truly free cad/cam. After reading your posts, I spent this morning researching 360. It appears to be a robust...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 10-17-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,150
Posted By weldtoride
Free stumps

I live in Northern Illinois, Chain O' Lakes area, and have lost many ash trees to the EAB, Emerald ash borer. I have an abundance of dead ash trunks on the ground, I am milling the longer straight...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-10-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,264
Posted By weldtoride
good people

http://www.centralsteel.com/ They have 5 sales centers, including one in Cincinnati.

I have dealt several times over the years with their Milwaukee sales office, good people. I also bought DQ...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-21-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,002
Posted By weldtoride
thanks, Kent

Very, thanks for taking time for the detailed answer.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-19-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 71,483
Posted By weldtoride
In his DVD, David Gardiner uses a chunk of...

In his DVD, David Gardiner uses a chunk of rectangular timber on its side. After seeing that (highly recommend that DVD, btw) I made a couple of depressions in an offcut from a 2" thick piece of...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-19-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,002
Posted By weldtoride
Patch shape question

Saw this over on Mark Scranton's thread on the beautiful work he's doing on his Chrysler.



Starting a new thread here as I wanted to ask Kent about the patch shape in this photo. It's "out of...
Forum: Business Classifieds 06-12-2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,030
Posted By weldtoride
Wow, WOW!

I am a proud winner!

Disclaimer: I have nothing to gain from this review, I already have possession of this set of hammers free and clear, no strings attached.

That said, these hammers are...
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 04-28-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,918
Posted By weldtoride
Troy, Michigan, auction

Mills, lathes, welders, brakes, saws, blast cabinet, other sheet metal and automotive equipment.

I have no connection whatsoever with the seller or his agent, the link came to me thru a trade...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-27-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,279
Posted By weldtoride
Ernie, are you trying to tack again right in the...

Ernie, are you trying to tack again right in the middle of your 6" tack spacing? Ifso, try just going only 3/4" beyond each tack instead.

Edit: in addition to being a far better metalshaper than...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-27-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,298
Posted By weldtoride
Steve, advice from others is all good so far. My...

Steve, advice from others is all good so far. My 2 cents: By 'Crank" do you actually mean a crank? My own hand powered solo bead rolling accuracy improved a lot after I replaced my original...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-24-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,287
Posted By weldtoride
I had a Miller Snycrowave 200 when I taught high...

I had a Miller Snycrowave 200 when I taught high school shop, it had a real nice arc. The square wave itself and it's balance control will be a treat if you are used to regular sine wave units.
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Forum: Introductions 04-23-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By weldtoride
Go for it.

Welcome to the forum, John.

Thirty years ago people wanting to learn these skills didn't have access to the current commercial videos, books, forums, and YouTube information (and disinformation)...
Forum: Tutorials 04-21-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 18,126
Posted By weldtoride
Similar article from our old uncle: ...

Similar article from our old uncle:

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/steel/02.cfm

excerpt for those not wanting to read a lot:

2.3.1 Vee Heat

The vee heat is the most fundamental pattern...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-19-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 74,153
Posted By weldtoride
Subscribed! Great work and thanks for sharing. ...

Subscribed! Great work and thanks for sharing.

It may be bad form to quote oneself, but it hasn't stopped me before:
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-03-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,299
Posted By weldtoride
don't have FB either

Nat, I can see some pics, but when I click on the "Full Story" link at the bottom of the page, it asks me to log on.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-03-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,283
Posted By weldtoride
Welcome to the forum, Mark. As for your original...

Welcome to the forum, Mark. As for your original questions, I am also in the O/A camp. As others have said, as tight a fit as you can, as little filler as you can, none is best if you can manage...
Forum: Tutorials 03-27-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 60,559
Posted By weldtoride
It's got "Rate Thread" button, but it's seldom...

It's got "Rate Thread" button, but it's seldom used, not sure why.
Forum: Introductions 03-27-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By weldtoride
Welcome, Brad from another northern Illinois...

Welcome, Brad from another northern Illinois member.
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