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Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By RB86
13 foot guitar

Just thought you guys might get a kick out of this. The guy I work for was comissioned to build a "big metal guitar" for a local restaurant chain (wild wing Cafe).

Having been a guitarist for...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,104
Posted By RB86
Hearing loss/issues

I had to make a panel 2.5 weeks ago. I wasn't expecting to do metal shaping that day, and was unprepared.

I had to use what was around - 16 gauge steel, a ball pein hammer, a thin foam mat (for...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By RB86
Good points. I've heard Wray schelin talk about...

Good points. I've heard Wray schelin talk about changing the arrangement of a panel for that. Thank you
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By RB86
Hey Clint, thanks for a your input! I think it's...

Hey Clint, thanks for a your input! I think it's so cool to have the stone background to draw from. "Don't surrender or give up what you can control" in reference to the blister/flange shape. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By RB86
Thank you guys for the responses. RockHillWill...

Thank you guys for the responses. RockHillWill recently invited me to join him for a metal meet with some seriously talented people in Minnesota, but unfortunately being self employed I just can't...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By RB86
General Metal Shaping questions I have

Hey everyone.

As I encounter different metal shaping scenarios, or just spend time thinking about metal shaping, I come up with questions and have started to make note of them to discuss here on...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-10-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,378
Posted By RB86
Thanks guys. Ive never used a slip roll before,...

Thanks guys. Ive never used a slip roll before, but I believe will has one so maybe we can try that method sometime.

Happy with the progress, but it's not quite there yet. I might be able to...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-09-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,378
Posted By RB86
Messed around a bit tonight on this... I...

Messed around a bit tonight on this...

I decided to cut out the holes, tip the edge with pliers, then hammer/dolly the rest. Tore my Tig joint twice (fixable). I believe I won't quite get what I...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-06-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By RB86
Thank you very much guys. So many more questions...

Thank you very much guys. So many more questions unfolding but I'm very happy to make progress.:D
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-05-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By RB86
Got the panel on the truck tonight to test fit. ...

Got the panel on the truck tonight to test fit. It'll work! Sorry for the bad pictures. Again, thanks everyone for your help.

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Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-03-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By RB86
Guys I think I'm going to call it done... ...

Guys I think I'm going to call it done...

It's not exactly to my design but it will serve it's purpose.

As you can see the flange doesn't follow the original track perfectly, and it's not as...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-03-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By RB86
Thanks Peter 😊 Im having trouble attaining the...

Thanks Peter 😊
Im having trouble attaining the amount of shrink I need. My home made tucking forks have made some damage in the corner. I tend to do longer bigger tucks maybe 2 inches long or...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-03-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By RB86
Thanks Peter :). I started one this method last...

Thanks Peter :). I started one this method last night and plan to try and finish it after work tonight.

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Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-03-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By RB86
Here is the second attempt (of 4 :lol:). I never...

Here is the second attempt (of 4 :lol:). I never tipped this edge so this is the one I've been wondering how to straighten that line.

I wasn't sure which area to wheel and pull up into the top...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-02-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By RB86
Peter had mentioned doing that but I was a little...

Peter had mentioned doing that but I was a little confused which way to pull..

I ran it back and forth with my flattest wheel running down the side, while the large portion hung downward. Then I...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-01-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By RB86
Thanks - I tried that and ran it back and forth...

Thanks - I tried that and ran it back and forth on the wheel to "release" it. It didn't want to straighten out for whatever reason. :rolleyes:. Id be curious to run it through a power hammer of...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-31-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By RB86
Thanks for your picture and reply john. ...

Thanks for your picture and reply john.

Gosh, it's funny how all of the more experienced can see the difference in shape vs form in the process of a shape. It just plain old did not occur to me...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-30-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By RB86
I wanted to share my 3rd attempt with you guys...

I wanted to share my 3rd attempt with you guys for what it's worth.

This time I drew out my flange pattern, then beat it with a flat face hammer on a flat post dolly to prestretch the material so...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-30-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By RB86
Thanks. I might just have to do that. Paper is...

Thanks. I might just have to do that. Paper is cheaper than metal isn't it!?;)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-30-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By RB86
Thanks for the reply. I'm trying to understand...

Thanks for the reply. I'm trying to understand just what you mean...

So basically, take a 2" pipe radius, form the sides over it, tuck the corner and hammer that, then tip the edges?

The hard...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-29-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By RB86
There you go making things simple again :D I...

There you go making things simple again :D I will certainly try that on lucky #4

I find that I continue to get stumped on something needing stretching or shrinking. When I see that curved...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-29-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By RB86
I'm trying a new method. I cut out my blank. ...

I'm trying a new method. I cut out my blank. Keep in mind that area of the flange on my blank has to remain in position against the template before I hammer anything right? And, when I start...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-29-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By RB86
Hey Kent. Thanks for the reply. So here's my...

Hey Kent. Thanks for the reply. So here's my challenge...

The only piece of critical information I have is that flat template which gives me the perimeter where the flange must lay.

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Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-29-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By RB86
I have yet to tip the edge on the new one, but as...

I have yet to tip the edge on the new one, but as you can see it's curved just like the previous one. Boy I'm worn out! (New piece in front)

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Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-29-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By RB86
See the curvature? I can't quite figure how to...

See the curvature? I can't quite figure how to fix that. Those lines were straight when I drew them, and I really tried to pay attention and evenly block.


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