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Metalshaping class pictures
#1128036 Mon Oct 05 2015 03:57 PM
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Hosted a metalshaping class at the shop this past week (Th-Su) Here is a link to some of the pictures and details if anyone is interested...


http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13158

Re: Metalshaping class pictures
MPandC #1128079 Mon Oct 05 2015 10:10 PM
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Sweet! Yeah, if there is no blood on the floor, it's not a productive day. Very nice projects and I wish I knew half of what you do.


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Re: Metalshaping class pictures
MPandC #1128113 Tue Oct 06 2015 01:37 AM
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Robert,

Thanks for sharing, and all I can say is that is incredible. How do you get all of the intermediate hammer strikes smoothed out in the final stage, is it the wheel? I really like the pattern making with just simple craft paper and magnets, that is a great idea. It looks like a good amount of artistic ability is needed for that kind of fabrication.

I lived in the Maryland blue crab area for a while in my life, but never used the same shell cracking tools as you all. Boy I miss crabs season.

Paul

Re: Metalshaping class pictures
MPandC #1128134 Tue Oct 06 2015 02:32 AM
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Robert, nice shop. So how does one get included in such metal working class? What are the prerequisites?


Allen
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Re: Metalshaping class pictures
MPandC #1128143 Tue Oct 06 2015 03:03 AM
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Wow! I am impressed you got Tommasini all they way over from Australia. Interesting pics.


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Re: Metalshaping class pictures
Paul_WNC #1128189 Tue Oct 06 2015 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul_WNC
Robert,

Thanks for sharing, and all I can say is that is incredible. How do you get all of the intermediate hammer strikes smoothed out in the final stage, is it the wheel? I really like the pattern making with just simple craft paper and magnets, that is a great idea. It looks like a good amount of artistic ability is needed for that kind of fabrication.

I lived in the Maryland blue crab area for a while in my life, but never used the same shell cracking tools as you all. Boy I miss crabs season.

Paul



Paul, many options there, the same blocking hammer can be used over a sand bag to bring down the high areas (as you look at them from the back side) to a more consistent and less "walnut" form. Post dollys, bench stakes, etc will also help out to help smooth things where the wheeling is much less of a chore. But if all else fails, the wheel will smooth walnuts as well, just a bit more work.



Originally Posted by Allen Lane
Robert, nice shop. So how does one get included in such metal working class? What are the prerequisites?



Allen, no pre-requisites at all. Peter will be in Colorado in two weeks where I believe there are a couple spots still available. The announcements for these classes are normally put out on metalmeet. My class and the one in Rock Hill, SC both filled in about two days. We are considering two back to back classes next year, the first an intermediate class such as the one we just did here, and an advanced class for someone who has already attended.



Originally Posted by DrewP
Wow! I am impressed you got Tommasini all they way over from Australia. Interesting pics.



Peter has been doing classes like this for going on three years now in the states, and also does the same in Australia and Europe. The past two years he never came farther east than Nashville. When I asked the coordinator about when there would be any classes for the east coast, it was suggested that I step up and make it happen. The rest is history, as they say.


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Re: Metalshaping class pictures
MPandC #1128191 Tue Oct 06 2015 01:20 PM
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Looks like it was a great meet.
I'm confused on the "aluminum" shaping for the Model A... was it (auto) made from aluminum? Or just the patch?

Brad


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Re: Metalshaping class pictures
MPandC #1128205 Tue Oct 06 2015 05:05 PM
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All of the Model A parts were 19 ga steel, AKDQ. The aluminum parts made were for demonstration only to be able to learn both metals..

Re: Metalshaping class pictures
MPandC #1128211 Tue Oct 06 2015 05:31 PM
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That makes sense- are the two metals not exponentially different to shape? This could be the entire point of doing it that way... Asking only because I've never handled any aluminum (low hardness, highly malleable, less dense) sheet in that manner of bending/shaping/banging, etc..

It would be easier to learn with Al, it seems. edit- nice shop, btw

Brad


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Re: Metalshaping class pictures
MPandC #1128244 Tue Oct 06 2015 09:17 PM
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brilliant stuff... i'd love to learn fabrication like that


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