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by ctwo
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: The submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again.
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: The submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again.

When I use the quick reply box...

...this one worked fine.
by ctwo
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
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Replies: 2
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My last couple of replies have resulted in the subject message. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.
by ctwo
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Fitting and bonding corrugated metal roofing sheets
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: Fitting and bonding corrugated metal roofing sheets

I test soldered a corner with some plumber's paste flux and "stained glass" solder. It melted in and disappeared, then dripped out an inch or so away.
by ctwo
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Fitting and bonding corrugated metal roofing sheets
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: Fitting and bonding corrugated metal roofing sheets

I think I will make 1/4" cuts on the ends every half inch or so and bend the metal "tabs" up 90 degrees to form an edge, then I will use a flat piece for the end cap and solder both sides, making a fillet on the inside. I might be surprised if I can solder it. I tried to silver solder cast zinc and ...
by ctwo
Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Fitting and bonding corrugated metal roofing sheets
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: Fitting and bonding corrugated metal roofing sheets

Bill Shields wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:20 pm
a picture or 10 would help
Nothing to show yet except for a couple of close eves and a piece of corrugated steel on the ground below. I want to put ends on something like this, where the edge of the eves will be on both left/right sides.
by ctwo
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Fitting and bonding corrugated metal roofing sheets
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Fitting and bonding corrugated metal roofing sheets

There is an ~6x20 foot blind notch between the house and garage. It looks like a storage or grinding room to me. 8) The eve of the garage and house are separated by ~13 inches and I wanted to fashion a half-pipe "gutter" to fit between them. I chose corrugated, galvanized metal roofing sheet to do t...
by ctwo
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Milling Vise Squareness
Replies: 30
Views: 551

Re: Milling Vise Squareness

It seems that this issue could be resolved with some careful set-up by truing the vise base on a surface grinder. Ted This was the thought I had. Remove all jaws and measure the height of the vise ways on the surface plate. If they are at least parallel to each other in both axis, you could grind i...
by ctwo
Tue May 25, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggestion to secure a crankcase for fly cutting
Replies: 30
Views: 1437

Re: Suggestion to secure a crankcase for fly cutting

I love workholding challenges, but I'm having a hard time visualizing which surface you want to fly cut.
by ctwo
Fri May 14, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: looking for long life light bulb
Replies: 42
Views: 7693

Re: looking for long life light bulb

I figure by the 4th page, you guys have fingered a solution, and I know some on the board are not a fan of conspiracy theories, but this one is pretty good...

by ctwo
Thu May 06, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kant-Twist Clamps
Replies: 12
Views: 3066

Re: Kant-Twist Clamps

The new MFG picture of the long reach version does not have copper plated nuts showing, and they don't say the nuts are plated. https://www.magnetics.com/products/mg/K045TL_01_WEB.jpg I would not be surprised if these are legitimately made and the formula has been changed or this is how the bulk lot...
by ctwo
Wed May 05, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kant-Twist Clamps
Replies: 12
Views: 3066

Re: Kant-Twist Clamps

Well that's a bummer, but at least it's a USA company. I came across that site and looked at the clamp's product pages - I just figured they were acting as a distributor. Thanks for finding the PR, pete! I no longer think these are counterfeit just based on the product photos on the site showing the...
by ctwo
Wed May 05, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kant-Twist Clamps
Replies: 12
Views: 3066

Re: Kant-Twist Clamps

They could be counterfeit. It occurs to me that the only the jaws and screw are copper where almost all of the clamp photos I've seen also have two copper pivots. Plus, I first thought the stamp was only on one side, but noticed the both frames are stamped on the same side, so one stamp is on the in...