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by Erik
Mon Oct 27, 2003 11:50 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Motorcylce Gas Tank Fabrication
Replies: 5
Views: 7758

Re: Motorcylce Gas Tank Fabrication

That big machine I was reffering to was the enginsh wheel and another cool machine I found, a Power Hammer. I know of Monster Garage. I also like American Chopper. Ill have to keep watching Discovery and hope I catch the gas tank fabrication one. I have loaned some pretty sick books on sheet metal f...
by Erik
Mon Oct 27, 2003 4:07 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Motorcylce Gas Tank Fabrication
Replies: 5
Views: 7758

Motorcylce Gas Tank Fabrication

Suppose you are building a Chopper (custom motorcycle). You need to fabricate up a gas tank for your chopper. How would you do it (from start to end). I know there is some sort of sheet metal bending machine. You push the sheetmetal through rollers and hold it and move it back and forth into the sha...
by Erik
Mon Oct 27, 2003 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you Think?
Replies: 25
Views: 3706

THANK YOU

THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THIS ADVICE. The do-what-you-love-on-your-free-time-not-as-a-job-or-you-will-get-burned-out-advice really came as an impact to me and i definately put that onto my list of demands. The staying in school, education is your ticket, advice is already well known to me. I have a dre...
by Erik
Fri Oct 24, 2003 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tube notching
Replies: 14
Views: 2710

Re: tube notching

If you decide to but a CHEAP ASS tube notcher from pro tools or Harbout Freight (i forget), it will most likely have a bushing and not a bearing. Take care of the bushing one. Keep it LUBRICATED and treat it nice and it will last forever. You should be able to cut hundreds of pipes with it. If you a...
by Erik
Fri Oct 24, 2003 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pipe & Tube Benders
Replies: 18
Views: 2907

Re: Pipe & Tube Benders

I can show you how changed my pipe bender to a different configuration. My configuration allows a force opposite the die, therefore keeping the pipe nice and tight (clamped in). It now acts like a tube bender. Tube benders cannot cause the tubing to kink or wrinkle because tubing is mostly structura...
by Erik
Fri Oct 24, 2003 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you Think?
Replies: 25
Views: 3706

What do you Think?

Hello hows it going all? I am a Mechanical Engineering student with a MAJOR interest in metalworking. I LOVE welding, fabricating and such. I want to change my career path now. I will be more happy using my hands and building stuff rather than doing calculations. I am totally ZONED in when I watch M...