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Forum: Announcements 07-29-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 27,850
Posted By kenb
Hey Folks, I had another converstion with...

Hey Folks,

I had another converstion with my venue host this morning, and I think I've cleared most of the hurdles I've had to deal with for designing my display.

During our conversation, we...
Forum: Introductions 07-28-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,971
Posted By kenb
Welcome aboard Ryan! There's quite a few of us...

Welcome aboard Ryan! There's quite a few of us here from the Southern Ontario area, so keep your eye on the Events category for future metalshaping events. I expect to be hosting another one in...
Forum: Announcements 07-26-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 27,850
Posted By kenb
power alternatives?

Hi Folks,

I had a conversation with the curator of my venue today, and we ironed out lots of details about the approach we will take for setting up my display. He loved the picture of the display...
Forum: Announcements 07-25-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 27,850
Posted By kenb
I did some digging around online tonight, and I...

I did some digging around online tonight, and I found this:

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/picture.php?albumid=96&pictureid=7935

http://www.finehomedisplays.com/proddetail.asp?prod=856Bbrd
...
Forum: Announcements 07-24-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 27,850
Posted By kenb
Hi Kerry, My venue has hydro available, so...

Hi Kerry,

My venue has hydro available, so power won't be a problem. Keeping curious hands away is the issue I'm working on now, and I'm hoping I'll be able to use a large enough base to help...
Forum: Announcements 07-24-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 27,850
Posted By kenb
turntable drive

Hi guys,

I've been looking for a drive unit for the turntable, and I'm hoping that one of you might be familiar with a common application for one of these units. This one is perfect, it runs on...
Forum: Announcements 07-24-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 27,850
Posted By kenb
Hi guys, I've been getting to work on my...

Hi guys,

I've been getting to work on my display plans, and I'd better keep moving, as I've only got six weeks left to get this ready! :eek:

So, to get started, I drew up a 3-d vase to...
Forum: Announcements 07-24-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 27,850
Posted By kenb
Thanks for suggesting this Robert, I really like...

Thanks for suggesting this Robert, I really like that idea, and I've pretty much incorporated it into my display plans. Those units will be really easy for the venue to deal with too, all they'll...
Forum: Events 07-11-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 32,939
Posted By kenb
It looks like you guys are having a blast, thanks...

It looks like you guys are having a blast, thanks for posting all the pictures for us. I've been stuck working on a bathroom renovation these past few days, so I'm quite envious of you guys!


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Forum: Announcements 07-04-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 27,850
Posted By kenb
exploring display options

Hi Guys,

I'd like to thank you all for the comments and suggestions! To help get myself into the minds of the viewers who will appear at the artshow in September, I thought it would be a good...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-04-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 42,857
Posted By kenb
My impression is that it comes down to the width...

My impression is that it comes down to the width of the temperature range (coldest to hottest) the steel has been exposed to, and how close this range gets to the change of state between a solid and...
Forum: Announcements 06-30-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 27,850
Posted By kenb
Thanks Dave, I'm still mulling over the...

Thanks Dave,

I'm still mulling over the best approach for the display, but at this point I'm leaning more towards a photo essay type of thing, to help deal with the short attention span of...
Forum: Announcements 06-30-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 27,850
Posted By kenb
My Vase is going on a road trip.....

Hey Folks,

Excellent day for me today, as I have just been notified that my Aluminum Spiral Vase has been selected as an exhibit for the ArtPrize 2011 contest in Grand Rapids, Michigan! This...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 06-28-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,957
Posted By kenb
Aluminum Ball Caps for sale!

Hello Folks,

I occasionally receive inquiries regarding the availability of my aluminum baseball caps, so I decided to knock off a small production run of these caps to offer up for sale.
...
Forum: Introductions 06-24-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,708
Posted By kenb
Welcome aboard Greg, it's always good to see...

Welcome aboard Greg, it's always good to see another Canadian join the group. That sounds like an interesting wheel you're putting together, please post some pics when you get the chance.
...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-19-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 22,241
Posted By kenb
Hi Folks, I've been on vacation lately, but...

Hi Folks,

I've been on vacation lately, but in between some camping and fishing, I did manage to spend some time on the grille shell over the last couple of weeks. I've also been on the phone...
Forum: Introductions 05-30-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,796
Posted By kenb
Welcome aboard Alex! Stick with us, and we'll...

Welcome aboard Alex! Stick with us, and we'll have you shaping metal in no time. :) Keep us posted on your projects, we enjoy seeing what everybodys up to.
Forum: Introductions 05-29-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,904
Posted By kenb
Welcome aboard Tom! Enjoy the website. :)

Welcome aboard Tom! Enjoy the website. :)
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-28-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,682
Posted By kenb
There'll be lots to learn by making a pair of...

There'll be lots to learn by making a pair of those quarters! I say go for it, with all the shape present in it, a Ghia quarter panel is almost a metalshapers dream panel! :) Lots more challenging...
Forum: Events 05-27-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 28,439
Posted By kenb
Have fun guys, it looks like there will be lots...

Have fun guys, it looks like there will be lots going on. :D Remember to take pictures!
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-27-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 22,241
Posted By kenb
Hi Joe, Here's how the front face is...

Hi Joe,

Here's how the front face is looking now, although it's worth mentioning that I've done a bit of repair work on it since the edge was tipped over. Pretty much all of the crown feature...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-27-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 22,241
Posted By kenb
top peak

Thanks for the compliments guys. :)

I got to work shrinking the tipped edges some more, and I also got the top peak shaped up today. To form the peak, I used hammers, chisels, punches, various...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-23-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 22,241
Posted By kenb
Got to work on the top half of the front face.

Hi Folks,

I spent the bulk of yesterday in front of my lathe, and I managed to knock off some new tooling for my bead roller for shaping some of the features present on the grille shell. I made...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-13-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 260,942
Posted By kenb
Not to worry Pugsy, as long as factory Willy's...

Not to worry Pugsy, as long as factory Willy's grilles won't fit in the openings you make, your car will still be an original!

Let's see, we've got Chrysler, Ford, and Willies in the mix. What...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-13-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 260,942
Posted By kenb
Looks good Pugsy, those grilles pretty much look...

Looks good Pugsy, those grilles pretty much look like they belong there. :) I'm looking forard to see what you come up with for stainless inserts to go in those openings.
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