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Old 10-08-2009, 02:43 PM
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Many times while reading posts on some very fun and interesting projects
the posters will refer to tools and tecniques that I am unfamiliar with.
(which is most )
I tried to search but found nothing. Is there a tutorial or thread geared to newbs like me?
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:50 PM
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You can try the other site....Metalmeet.com. I believe there is some info on terminology.
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:58 PM
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You can try the other site....Metalmeet.com. I believe there is some info on terminology.
Good idea, I dont go there much, felt like I was in the way. Not as welcoming as this site. But I will try that, thanks!
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I know it's been asked before but would one of the pro's out there possably put such a thread together here Please thankyou .
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:26 PM
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Nonhog can you give me some examples of what you are talking about. Under the heading in each of the Metal Shaping Tools section links are posted for each types of tools letting you know sells them. One way to get an idea of what the names of the tools are is to visit the vendors sites and go through their catalog.

Here are a couple of the links for some of the tools.

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=105
http://www.allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=36
http://www.allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=62

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... Is there a tutorial or thread geared to newbs like me?
There have been a few attempts at building a basic terminology list over the years but to be blunt...very few people make any attempt to research anything.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:02 PM
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Brad here is a link for you to save and look at when you need it.
http://www.advantagefabricatedmetals...lossary.html#a
Its a metal forming and welding glossary.
Most of the time though you will be able to figure out what folks are talking about and always remember that no one will laugh if you ask what something means. There was a time that I kept hearing and reading about guys washing out a panel. I could not figure that one out so I ask Kerry. Washing out means to final finish, planish, or just clean up a panel free of all scratches and flaws.
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Hello Brad, one thing you will find is that there are different terms depending on where you are in the world. The slapper in the US is a flipper over here in England. We dont have English wheels we just call them wheels or wheeling machines. and there is no such thing as stump shrinking, to me its hollowing, raising and blocking.

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Thanks for all the reply's I have many questions but just one to give you an idea.
Thumbnail dies ? Funny even as I type this I am wondering 'If' I got it right.

I saw a recent thread making these. And as cool as I thought it was I was wondering "what does that do" Yes I could look up each time I find a item I am unsure of or maybe there is a book ? I did try the search function,
phrased a couple differant ways. I certainly dont think the site should be geared toward newbs like me.
Where there is a will there is a way ! I can search MetalMeet and ask questions here. I am lucky to have a great site like this one with the helpful positive attitudes. Thanks guys !
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:22 PM
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Brad, There is old school that has existed for a long time and them there are new things, like thumbnail dies. Here is a picture of some of my thumbnail dies



These dies are used with a reciprocating machine, pullmax, Nibbler or other types. These dies will shrink metal quickly by forming a tuck in the metal and then as the metal is pulled back out of the machine it will drive the metal back into itself causing the metal to shrink. It does the same thing as using a tucking fork and hammer just faster.

Hope this helps you understand thumbnail dies.
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