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Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-16-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
It appears to be a machine for putting flanges on...

It appears to be a machine for putting flanges on ductwork so itís likely rated for only 24 or 22 gauge sheetÖÖ maybe even 20 gauge but itís all only a guess on my part. All sheet metal machines...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 05-28-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Photos ? You will do better posting photos. :) ...

Photos ? You will do better posting photos. :) ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 481
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Damned shame IMO.

Another great American company falls to the onslaught of cheap Asian tools :mad::mad::mad:. ~ John Buchtenkirch
https://lowellcorp.com/porter-ferguson/
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
THANKS.......... that is admittedly a new one...

THANKS.......... that is admittedly a new one for me :eek:. I would much rather punch holes in sheet metal but sometimes don't have the correct size tooling. Now something new to try :). ~ ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Stainless kitchen top questions ???

I have to make a stainless steel top for 2 cabinets and a dishwasher in my own future kitchen. Iím wondering how thick the SS should have to be so it will not dent during kitchen use ? Iím planning...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-25-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Hard to answer. I’ve seen aftermarket panels...

Hard to answer. I’ve seen aftermarket panels that were actually thicker than the stock metal but you are correct in suspecting that they are in most cases thinner than the original factory panels. ...
Forum: Introductions 04-21-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
https://allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=21075...

https://allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=21075&highlight=Rocco
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,610
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I found some photos using search. ~ John...

I found some photos using search. ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,610
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Iím not familiar, can someone post a photo of the...

Iím not familiar, can someone post a photo of the unigoggles :confused:
Thanks ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Announcements 02-24-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Jaroslav, the dies you keep referring to as...

Jaroslav, the dies you keep referring to as ďAmerican toothĒ are actually called ďthumbnail diesĒ. They were originally developed for use in a power hammer where you can instantly control the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 12-15-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,496
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
One town over from me is Sea Cliff where many...

One town over from me is Sea Cliff where many houses are built on a cliff overlooking Hempstead Harbor. Many of the residents have switched to rotary style caps because they have problems with...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Iíve installed probably 50 four foot LED utility...

Iíve installed probably 50 four foot LED utility lights in my shop over a period of 2 years before covid hit. I havenít had even one fail yet. Besides using less electric power my eyes feel...
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-27-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 31,064
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I agree itís great to have youthful help but get...

I agree itís great to have youthful help but get that young man to at least wear a dust mask, I hate to see him have screwed up lungs like mine are :mad:. Breathing rust dust is one of the worst at...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-27-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
A bit of an updateÖÖÖ I never heard of it...

A bit of an updateÖÖÖ I never heard of it myself. A good friend dropped by and was telling me they are now welding steel hinges onto aluminum sand trailers for durability. These are trailers that...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 11-26-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Welding steel to aluminum ???

Has anyone used this tig rod or mig wire and how well did it work out https://alumasteeltigrod.com/ :confused: Thanks ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-30-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,384
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
When I took my 33 three window Ford apart there...

When I took my 33 three window Ford apart there was thin canvas impregnated with wax between the wood door post and the front edge of the quarter panel. I could see it working as an anti-squeak and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,215
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Nice job on the outer wheelhouse. Even though...

Nice job on the outer wheelhouse. Even though the metal finish isnít so critical you can burn up untold hours getting them to fit correctly. Donít ask me how I know. ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,639
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
You were wise to add a photo, I’ve never been...

You were wise to add a photo, I’ve never been help to anyone from a description of a problem. It’s even hard for me to comment without running my hand over the panel to feel what’s going on.
...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-22-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I took a picture of the contact wheel with the...

I took a picture of the contact wheel with the sanding belt removed that Little Franky was using in post #4. Also shown are the 2 contact wheels I picked to use on the polishing lathe Iím in the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-14-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I agree with Jaroslav. Ideally what you need is...

I agree with Jaroslav. Ideally what you need is what I call a polish sander for lack of knowing the correct industry name. It would have a rubber & ribbed contact wheel for heavier material removal...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,119
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I pulled the plate off my shear and all it is, is...

I pulled the plate off my shear and all it is, is an offset crank-pin driving an square block that moves the blade up & down. It shouldnít be too hard to fabricate the parts. If someone really...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-02-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,652
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
I could look at hundreds of photos of different...

I could look at hundreds of photos of different thumbnail shrinking dies and not even be able to tell you if they shrink or not. The shrinking ability or lack of it is mostly determined by the ďhit...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 04-08-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,911
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
How about a closer, well lit photo of the power...

How about a closer, well lit photo of the power head of the 36" hammer ? Something different (non Chicago Pneumatic) is going on there for sure :confused: ~ John Buchtenkirch
Forum: Individual Classifieds 03-11-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,708
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
Iíd say they appear to copies of Redís dies. A...

Iíd say they appear to copies of Redís dies. A bit harder to tune to perfection but when working correctly they mark up the metal considerably less than the Yoder style dies that most people are...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-04-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,610
Posted By John Buchtenkirch
You have actually done it this way or is this an...

You have actually done it this way or is this an idea you are presenting to try out ?? ~ John Buchtenkirch
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