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Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-08-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,565
Posted By CaptonZap
TIG, I take it?

TIG, I take it?
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,267
Posted By CaptonZap
Just a big, slow, Pulmax.;)

Just a big, slow, Pulmax.;)
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 10-23-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,442
Posted By CaptonZap
Be aware that some of those are what are called...

Be aware that some of those are what are called icebox rivets. Which means they are heat soaked and then put in a cold box until driven. Usually within a few hours. Then then harden at room...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 10-20-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,442
Posted By CaptonZap
Some of the smoothest riveting I've seen was on...

Some of the smoothest riveting I've seen was on the leading edge of a Blanik sailplane wing. The airfoil was a laminar type, so the skin had to be smooth.
Just amazing workmanship. CZ
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 10-20-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,442
Posted By CaptonZap
Rivet alloys, shear strengths, and driving...

Rivet alloys, shear strengths, and driving condition[edit]
Alloy type Alphabetical letter Driven condition Marking on head
PLAIN
2117 AD 2117T3 DIMPLE
5056 B 5056H32 RAISED CROSS...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-11-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 100,745
Posted By CaptonZap
Howdy Kent, Have you tried SharkHide on...

Howdy Kent,
Have you tried SharkHide on aluminum?
I have some ongoing trial swatches weathering, but I'd be curious if you have any experience with it.
Thanks for all your contributions to the...
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 10-06-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,809
Posted By CaptonZap
https://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nkw=MAKITA+JS16...

https://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nkw=MAKITA+JS1660+1+6mm+STRAIGHT+SHEAR+NEW+240v

You might try Makita repair shops for parts. They are pretty good about replacement parts.

CZ
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 10-03-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,981
Posted By CaptonZap
My mistake, I thought you had a siphon...

My mistake, I thought you had a siphon setup.:dunce: I have a Haaba Fleight small box with the same issues that I had to tune up.
The crux is that you want 50% air and 50% sand, more or less. The...
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 10-02-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,981
Posted By CaptonZap
One of the problems with the low end pots is that...

One of the problems with the low end pots is that the suction tube is not sized correctly, nor is an air tube used to aerate the sand before it goes into the pickup tube.
Try placing a 3/8ths tube...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,299
Posted By CaptonZap
I tried the fiber back tape, and it doesn't hold...

I tried the fiber back tape, and it doesn't hold against the shear force on the joint. The adhesive never hardens enough to hold the ends together.
I'm guessing that the real tape is heated to set...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-09-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,112
Posted By CaptonZap
If you do use a plaster cast, a thin film of...

If you do use a plaster cast, a thin film of Vaseline will provide the mold release.
Plaster of Paris and cheese cloth does a pretty good job of mold making. Burlap is a bit harder to saturate, but...
Forum: Introductions 06-27-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,559
Posted By CaptonZap
Buck shot at five feet to make the holes?;) ...

Buck shot at five feet to make the holes?;)

CZ
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-09-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 64,744
Posted By CaptonZap
I noticed that the exposed edging wire was...

I noticed that the exposed edging wire was rusted. Do you use any of the phosphoric acid conversion methods to treat the unexposed wire edging rust in situ? If so, do you have a favorite?

Thanks...
Forum: Tutorials 05-25-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 85,155
Posted By CaptonZap
Did you "trap" the tuck first? And there is a...

Did you "trap" the tuck first?
And there is a fine line between not enough, and too much, as regards the blows you give the metal. Caught between two metal faces, and too much force, you end up...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-06-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,015
Posted By CaptonZap
A doughnut dolly and a slapper might do you some...

A doughnut dolly and a slapper might do you some good. Depends on how soft the metal is.

CZ
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-04-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,128
Posted By CaptonZap
Did you weld on one side, and then the other? ...

Did you weld on one side, and then the other?
You might try going back and forth on the spot welds, and if that comes out straight, go back and infill the seam with weld, a little at a time, and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,982
Posted By CaptonZap
You don't say what kind of 18 ga sheet you used,...

You don't say what kind of 18 ga sheet you used, but what you want is draw quality, aka aluminum killed steel. And a BIG (heavy) round face mallet to form the tucks.

CZ
Forum: Introductions 03-04-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,832
Posted By CaptonZap
I don't know what you are going to use for a heat...

I don't know what you are going to use for a heat source, but you will need some sort of de-stratification fan inside the cabinet.
And if the insulation currently in the cabinet is fiberglass, I...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-17-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,217
Posted By CaptonZap
If you are the one who gets to work in the engine...

If you are the one who gets to work in the engine bay, consider this. It is rather hard to work in there when you are leaning over the fenders. It is easy when you stand on the bumper and lean over...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-07-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,260
Posted By CaptonZap
A double throw, double pole switch can be used,...

A double throw, double pole switch can be used, but you must let the motor spool down before you use the switch. If you don't, it will keep motoring in the direction it is going.

Terminals ----- ...
Forum: Introductions 02-02-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By CaptonZap
Howdy Noah, I live about 10 blocks from you,...

Howdy Noah,

I live about 10 blocks from you, and could bring a CP head up , so that you could see what it does.
I'm retired, so almost any time is good.

CZ
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-12-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 100,745
Posted By CaptonZap
You might want to check continuity between the...

You might want to check continuity between the gauge hold down brackets and ground. It looks like they are setting on some paint. Might be a good idea to run a ground wire from both of them to a bare...
Forum: Introductions 12-07-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,974
Posted By CaptonZap
You might get a good response from any of the...

You might get a good response from any of the blacksmith forums, who have numerous blade smiths amongst the groups. Some with power hammers.
Bing "blacksmith forums", and take your pick.

CZ
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-30-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,440
Posted By CaptonZap
Her's a picture; ...

Her's a picture;
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/87424/King-Canada-52-Foot-Shear-Bb-F5216.html

It should be pretty self explanatory, if you look at it. The bow in the top blade is controlled by...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,777
Posted By CaptonZap
If I were doing it, I would start dis assembling...

If I were doing it, I would start dis assembling it. And get some stout lads to help.

CZ
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