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Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-04-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,136
Posted By handshaper
Yeh, I welded up one whole side and then the...

Yeh, I welded up one whole side and then the other. That might of screwed it up. I didn't notice it but it could be. This fender is done for because I have already beaded the edges so I don't...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-04-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,136
Posted By handshaper
Thanks for responding Steve. I was thinking that...

Thanks for responding Steve. I was thinking that is what it needed or I should say that I was thinking that the twist was because of uneven shrinking of the sides. By the way, hand manipulation...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-03-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,136
Posted By handshaper
Scooter Fender

I have been working on making this scooter fender and I believe I have made some progress but I also have alot of questions. I first started to make this fender in one piece but since the sides are...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,031
Posted By handshaper
Hi folks, thanks for the replies. I just got in...

Hi folks, thanks for the replies. I just got in from working on the hood. When I got there I found that there were about 3 low spots from about one the size of your palm and the other two each...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,031
Posted By handshaper
Big Stretch or Not Enough Shrunk ?

A friend of mine bought a shrinking disc. He had an old Chevy truck hood (bonnet) he wanted to try to get the oil canning out of. He asked me to come over. I had done some shrinking with a torch...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-13-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,703
Posted By handshaper
A High Corner

Hello again. Just wanted to let you know how it came out. And thanks for the help. Ultimately I did have to shrink that lower edge just a little bit. Each time I wheeled more in the center...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-11-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,703
Posted By handshaper
High Corner

Thanks for the help. I think I understand about raising/stretching it more along the black line. But it is probably my lack of understanding about using the wheel that is holding me back. You see...
Forum: Posting Pictures 11-10-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,135
Posted By handshaper
test pic

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this is a test of the paperclip method of attachment.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-10-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,703
Posted By handshaper
A High Corner

Hi Folks, it's been awhile since i have been on the site, i keep getting too many project that aren't metal shaping. Still learning and trying. Right now I'm making some small sections to repair a...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-27-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,982
Posted By handshaper
Hello Ernest, Even though I have minimal...

Hello Ernest, Even though I have minimal experience here on the forum and am certainly not the most qualified to answer your questions, I find your questions of immenent importance to all students...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-04-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,369
Posted By handshaper
On the Healey

Paul, I too have done a Healey. As you know all the vertical uprights on the Body are welded to the ladder frame and outriggers. I would say it is an early approach to a Monocock body. Having said...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-16-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,972
Posted By handshaper
Hi Dan, I'm no expert but I have watched the...

Hi Dan, I'm no expert but I have watched the dies in operation. As a matter of fact i have used them in someone else's shop. The die shape puts the tuck in the metal and as you pull outward you'll...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-18-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,104
Posted By handshaper
Thanks for all the tips. I will apply all of...

Thanks for all the tips. I will apply all of them into my practice pieces. I figured I needed to shrink the sides more but I only have an inexpensive Lancaster style shrinker and it will not grab...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-17-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,104
Posted By handshaper
New guy trying to make a Motorcycle fender

Right now my problem is that I can't raise the center crown of this fender as high as I want it. (I'm sure I have other problems as well but right now this is my focus, :).) I have used the high...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-09-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,972
Posted By handshaper
Practicing

Thanks everyone for the pointers. I went back to the basics. I started to raise a pie shape on a 12 " square panel. I had a pic but deleted it by accident. That practice went well and I realized that...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-19-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,972
Posted By handshaper
Dropping corners

Thanks Richard. i understand what you are saying. And yes I understand that, that part of the fender will have to have a compound curve that is why I didn't just bend it to begin with. But I...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-19-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,972
Posted By handshaper
Dropping Corners

Well I went by that old adage, "right or wrong do something". Following your advice I did get the left edge alittle straighter but still couldn't keep the corners from being lower. So I looked at it...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-13-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,972
Posted By handshaper
Thanks for the help. I will go back and practice...

Thanks for the help. I will go back and practice both your ideas. To answer Johns question, yes I was trying to wheel to the very edge of the panel on each track. I thought that was what I was...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-13-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,972
Posted By handshaper
Dropping Corners

Hello everyone. Well I am pretty new to the forum and to metalshaping. I have been reading the forum for quite awhile but I am just learning metalshaping and have not been working on anything. I...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-10-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,020
Posted By handshaper
Compound curve

Say flavour, I am not an expert and I have never posted to this forum before so I appologize for being stupid or arrogant. I am learning and studying yet have no time to work at it. But I got a tip...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-07-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,372
Posted By handshaper
Can You E-Wheel a Welded Seam?

Hello Everyone. I'm a newbe to the forum and to shaping. I did get some intro training for a few days and I have watched many DVDs and video. I'm not getting much time to do shaping as yet but I...
Forum: Introductions 11-30-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By handshaper
Intro

Hello Everyone, I'm just an older guy (in Pa.) that has found metalshaping at an older age. I find it fun and a new challenge. I'm strickly a hobbiest, but I've been wrenching on Hot Rods and...
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