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by marcofsiny
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: How can i copy a metal part?
Replies: 13
Views: 11162

Re: How can i copy a metal part?

If my pc was up and running maybe i could have spent more time with the excel. Im doing everything off my phone and im very limited. Im not a tech person. As far as the part goes, i never attempted something like this,,,to make an accurate copy. I'll see if i can get some similar sheet metal and use...
by marcofsiny
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: How can i copy a metal part?
Replies: 13
Views: 11162

Re: How can i copy a metal part?

Thanks for the program but i ended up using masking tape. I thought it would stretch when taking it off but it worked well. I burnished the edges and that gave me a good outline. Then i cut/tore the scrap away, peeled it off and stuck it on thicker paper.
by marcofsiny
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: How can i copy a metal part?
Replies: 13
Views: 11162

Re: How can i copy a metal part?

Thanks for the quick response but i have no clue how to use that program. I opened it and didnt understand a thing. :(
Im a bent paper kind of guy.
by marcofsiny
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: How can i copy a metal part?
Replies: 13
Views: 11162

How can i copy a metal part?

I have a piece of metal about 1/4" wide mainly that bolts to a cars valve cover. The part has a few 90* bends to make humps for mounting clips, a section to hold spark plug wires and some odd angles. The part is about 5 inches long (almost shaped like a cross) in its bent form maybe,,,but if i wante...
by marcofsiny
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: ideas on how to make this?
Replies: 9
Views: 4169

Re: ideas on how to make this?

ahh ,,,i was thinking of something like that just wasnt sure if it would work. Thanks for the tips!!! hopefully I'll be trying this very soon.
by marcofsiny
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: ideas on how to make this?
Replies: 9
Views: 4169

Re: ideas on how to make this?

ok,I was thinking of heating it up to shape it easier and maybe stop some cracks that might form. Can you explain what you mean by "upset the end to make it thicker". how do i do that?
by marcofsiny
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: ideas on how to make this?
Replies: 9
Views: 4169

Re: ideas on how to make this?

I think I understand what you're saying. I was thinking it might be easier to cut a seam in the small tube, pry it open and try hammering it flat, then hammer it on a similar size (large) pipe to get the shape of the larger curve. That looks like it would give the best surface area contact but I don...
by marcofsiny
Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: ideas on how to make this?
Replies: 9
Views: 4169

Re: ideas on how to make this?

the larger tube is hollow. I should have given more info...this is for the coolant of a car engine from the block to the heater core.
I dont have any welding equipment but I figured I could try brazing or maybe silver soldering if it uses those portable mapp or propane tanks.
by marcofsiny
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: ideas on how to make this?
Replies: 9
Views: 4169

ideas on how to make this?

I'm not sure what section this falls under but I figured it would go here because it needs a metal to metal join. I'd like to try brazing some things and this looks like it would be a great project since my part seen better days. I'm trying to figure out how they made this as I would want mine to lo...
by marcofsiny
Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: how to go about a bushing
Replies: 24
Views: 3689

Re: how to go about a bushing

Harold,,you brought up something that had me curious. I would have used the tool holders but every time I get different rake angles on the tool and its very annoying. It was easier to use other tool bits to stack up to the closest height. Would I have to grind an angle to use the tool holder each ti...
by marcofsiny
Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: how to go about a bushing
Replies: 24
Views: 3689

Re: how to go about a bushing

Thanks Harold,,I was somewhat proud. As I was doing this (over 3 days time after work),,I was saying to myself that if you saw this you'd smack the back of my head. I couldnt get the tool to the correct height and had to rig things. I did learn a few things though....how certain carriage speed or de...
by marcofsiny
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: how to go about a bushing
Replies: 24
Views: 3689

Re: how to go about a bushing

Ok this is what I did. I didnt want to ruin the original flywheel in case a motor popped up real cheap somewhere (its over $700), . So I figured I'd try to make one out of aluminum, thinking it is soft and easier to turn and the aluminum was only $15. It was 3" by 4" long. Everything I did was wrong...