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Old July 13th, 2016, 01:35 PM   #141
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Yeah too tight and you'll start seeing some cracking on the outside of the bend, mostly on the ends and ESPECIALLY on aluminum.
Yup.

I actually do sheetmetal design work all day at my job. But instead of cutting and bending things like a cave man, we have about 10 million in cnc press brakes and lasers
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I finally got back in the shop, and it felt good. Its been a while.

This is a donation piece im making for a co workers father. They are doing a cancer fundraiser for him, and my work graciously cut a bunch of cool stuff to auction off. I took one of the pieces and added a back panel, which is going to get framed, and I hope go for an assload of $$$.

24"x24" back panel with 18" diameter circle piece cut out of 18ga steel that I painted with black rusto hammered paint, and attached to the back panel with copper and brass solid rivets.











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Old July 23rd, 2016, 11:45 PM   #144
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Finished that this morning, then had a quick lunch date with my sweet thang....

Then i touched her just right and she made some pretty things for me. Although I had to go play with her green bendy friend afterwards because I wasn't quite finished, so you gotta keep it on the DL....











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Old July 24th, 2016, 10:03 AM   #145
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Finished that this morning, then had a quick lunch date with my sweet thang....



Then i touched her just right and she made some pretty things for me. Although I had to go play with her green bendy friend afterwards because I wasn't quite finished, so you gotta keep it on the DL....
























I was a little confused until I realized you meant the equipment haha

Stuff looks nice!
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Excellent work. Your craftsmanship is worth every penny you charge, and I don't even have any of your work!
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Excellent work. Your craftsmanship is worth every penny you charge, and I don't even have any of your work!
Thanks!!

That last one paid for the $200 worth of aluminum sheet I picked up the week prior.

I had about 6 hours into it.


I actually decided to set my phone up yesterday, I guess it quit after 5 minutes though. Was hoping to do a FF of the whole thing, but oh well.

This was pass #1 on the words. I did 4 total passes on the words, and about a dozen on the border. After chatting with Jamey Jordan yesterday, he told me that very light pressure increases each pass lead to much less warpage in the final product.

It worked, but it also took way more time lol.

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Got another hour or two to put into this one and then it will get shipped out for a prize.





Aluminum is a dirty whore.

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Those aren't dirty hands. It's hard work. It looks great.
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Those aren't dirty hands. It's hard work. It looks great.
Thanks!

Working on getting the handful of donations and barter things finished, so I can start making some tool money again.

Side note, the brake works really well. Im pretty pleased with it.
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Meet Creepy Bear.







Oh and I finished the Blazer Bash donation.





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How much you charge?
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Meet Creepy Bear.

This has to be hard to know how deep and what direction you're going.

Does your place have many of this artwork around or had it hit the scrap bin?
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This has to be hard to know how deep and what direction you're going.

Does your place have many of this artwork around or had it hit the scrap bin?
It is actually pretty 2nd nature now on which side needs raised and how much etc.

And oh yeah I have tossed out a lot of stuff.

A good trick I learned is to always keep a piece of scrap on hand, to practice on quick to get the right offsets etc.
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Very impressive......awesome work!
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Supercharged Alcohol powered BBC sand drag truck got dropped off today.

He said when he lets the trans brake go, the amount of sand coming in the cab was relentless. Wants some paneling made up to to block off the sand from the cab, and then to block some off from the engine bay itself as the pulleys are getting all worn out from sand getting piled all over them.

















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My new fab table also showed up. 4'x6'. I re-geared a 14ff in trade for it to be built.

3" square tube, with 1/4" top. Gonna get some 6" castors for it and then mount my brake and english wheel on it. Probably the beadroller at some point.



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Got the innder sides made up. Found that my brake plus a rubber mallet makes for a good way to make hemmed edges. Makes the panel way more stiff, and also makes for some nice soft edges.




















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when you make a hem just use the brake to clamp down to flatten it out, you will get a much better edge. You might have to clamp it down with something in the hem to avoid cracking.
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when you make a hem just use the brake to clamp down to flatten it out, you will get a much better edge. You might have to clamp it down with something in the hem to avoid cracking.
Somebody actually mentioned that the other night to me. I will give it a try next time I do it.

The front edge didn't get the hammer effect, so these ones still look fine on the front side.
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