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Forum: Introductions 04-26-2021, 05:14 PM
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Posted By skintkarter
You are in good company Jesse - a number of us...

You are in good company Jesse - a number of us here with a very similar story :) Welcome.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-26-2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By skintkarter
Paloma, second everything that Kent has said. ...

Paloma, second everything that Kent has said.

Did you have a look at the Ken Barton video? See how he manipulates one half of the panel when tacking and 'walks' it towards the other half, torch...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-23-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By skintkarter
Sorry the William Longyard video was in...

Sorry the William Longyard video was in conjunction with Kent White and the bonus bit at the end of Mark Barton (who like Geoff Moss was ex Aston Martin)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H45-vdnxi4
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-23-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By skintkarter
A very competent Ducati Paloma. Have a couple of...

A very competent Ducati Paloma. Have a couple of mates who have them here in NZ. The Ducati virus is strong in our family unfortunately :) 749s, 748sps, 848evo, 959 Panigale and I just bought a 2020...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-21-2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By skintkarter
Paloma, I too am trying to learn to O/A weld...

Paloma, I too am trying to learn to O/A weld aluminum. More heat and move faster has been the key for me. Our tip sizes in New Zealand are quite different from the US sizes, but I started off with a...
Forum: Introductions 04-18-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By skintkarter
Hi Vrabi and welcome. If you are after a small...

Hi Vrabi and welcome. If you are after a small footprint machine, search on here for Shopdog. Very clever design and the machine works well. Plans available on here for Shopdog 12
Forum: Beginner Projects 03-25-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By skintkarter
I use MDF quite a bit for hammerforms for alloy....

I use MDF quite a bit for hammerforms for alloy. Holds up pretty well with a few coats of moisture cure floor finish, or if you have it to hand, 2 pack epoxy.
Forum: Introductions 03-25-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By skintkarter
Welcome and as the old Russian bride joke goes -...

Welcome and as the old Russian bride joke goes - please send picture of tractor.
Forum: Introductions 03-25-2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By skintkarter
Wellcome Joe! Would love to see some pictures of...

Wellcome Joe! Would love to see some pictures of the Alfa. Lots of help available on here from the gurus if you need any help - although sounds like you can probably help a good number of us :)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-18-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,633
Posted By skintkarter
Matt, an electric nibbler is probably the best...

Matt, an electric nibbler is probably the best way if you are to use the rest of the sheet. I've got an air shear which can also take out a centre strip and leave either side fairly flat, but it's a...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 03-15-2021, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By skintkarter
Greg, if your supplies in Aus are anything like...

Greg, if your supplies in Aus are anything like what we have in New Zealand, there will be very little choice in the gauges we normally use for car stuff - 1.2 and 1.6. All we can get routinely in...
Forum: Introductions 03-15-2021, 03:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By skintkarter
Edwin, there are no stupid questions. We all...

Edwin, there are no stupid questions. We all learn (unless we are welded to the hip of a master craftsman) by asking questions and making mistakes.

Ask away and please post photographs of what you...
Forum: Buck Building 03-11-2021, 03:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,694
Posted By skintkarter
John, as far as I'm aware Mike is fine and living...

John, as far as I'm aware Mike is fine and living the dream down at Ohope Beach in New Zealand. Agree it does look like he has taken down 'hammerworks' f/b page. He has always been a bit underground...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-09-2021, 03:40 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 66,769
Posted By skintkarter
Ran out of talent, so called in the cavalry. ...

Ran out of talent, so called in the cavalry.

Trouble with all this metalshaping stuff is that I don't yet have a bank of failures stored in memory.

My first thought with the guard top was to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-02-2021, 04:06 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,479
Posted By skintkarter
Top job Scott and well done on MSOTM!

Top job Scott and well done on MSOTM!
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-23-2021, 02:37 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 66,769
Posted By skintkarter
Apparently worth a bomb to an old Porsche owner -...

Apparently worth a bomb to an old Porsche owner - but the owner of the Bentley is err, quite well heeled shall we say :)
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-22-2021, 03:43 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 66,769
Posted By skintkarter
Cheers Marcus and John. I'm lucky that I...

Cheers Marcus and John.

I'm lucky that I did my fitting and turning apprenticeship in the early 70's in NZ with a guy who had a brain the size of a planet, plus I've been privileged to end up...
Forum: Announcements 02-15-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,093
Posted By skintkarter
Good to hear Tom.

Good to hear Tom.
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-15-2021, 02:44 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 66,769
Posted By skintkarter
Crikey it's been 5 months since my last...

Crikey it's been 5 months since my last confession - I mean post! Another new sickle more suited to our local goat tracks (Multistrada 950s) a 4 day run to bed in and test same, quite a bit of wine...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-06-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By skintkarter
Some good tips there Joris. Thanks for posting -...

Some good tips there Joris. Thanks for posting - I learnt something about feeding from the back of the machine to eliminate the flat spot.
Forum: Introductions 02-05-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By skintkarter
Bigger hammer mate and a lot more tea :) ...

Bigger hammer mate and a lot more tea :)

Have a look for a guy on here called Reno - really clever bugger making small things.

I've only done full sized and motorcycle stuff, but scaled down,...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-05-2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By skintkarter
Haha - if you have one Frank, you will find heaps...

Haha - if you have one Frank, you will find heaps of uses for it :) I bought a 4' x 3" second hand jobbie for $600 which lives pushed back against the wall. Don't use it a lot, but have used it on...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-02-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,227
Posted By skintkarter
Bibb, certainly not an expert here, but...

Bibb, certainly not an expert here, but spotwelded 304 is everywhere. Think of anything - BBQ bits, potbelly stove flues and hats, v-bands for exhaust systems etc...

If it were me, I'd be...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-20-2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By skintkarter
Bernt, sorry mate, it's the machine - you would...

Bernt, sorry mate, it's the machine - you would be lucky to do 4' of 22 gauge with it (0.80 mm). A decent machine for up to 16 gauge steel probably weighs 6-800kgs. Your machine will be flexing...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 01-05-2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,585
Posted By skintkarter
Spencer, I'm tighter than a duck's bottom...

Spencer, I'm tighter than a duck's bottom under-water (ex Yorkshire and now living in New Zealand) but whilst the methods outlined by the previous posters will undoubtedly work (particularly I...
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