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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:57 am
Thanks.
I have a slapping spoon as well. Right now the difficult part is raising those small low spots because I cannot be 100% sure I am pushing up in the right place.
Going to try a larger, heavier dolly and the slapping hammer on the surface today and see if that gets it done.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:06 am
Your skins are a lot nicer than Mine where.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:17 am
Doright wrote:Your skins are a lot nicer than Mine where.

I started with the easy one to see just how aggravating the metal work is. :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:26 am
I love the work just wish I was better at it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:24 pm
After close to 12 hours of work on that bad spot and it's ALMOST there:
D Door bad spot work..JPG

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Ordered a DVD form Peter Tommasini on metal working hoping it will provide some insight and motivation. LOL
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:27 pm
Looks good. :clap: Curious to here if the DVD helps.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:19 pm
Every thing I have learned about metal work has been from whats available on you tube and from sights like Metal meet.com and another one or two.

Mainly Trial and error making a lot of scrap before coming up with decent patches. I will make at least two sometimes three attempts at a patch before I come up with one I like enough to install. The cheap Pre stamped china made Metal panels make making Patches a lot easier and quicker if they are available.

The problem with making your own panels is Learning when to shrink when to stretch the metal, and then there is how too shrink and stretch the metal which way is best for the part your making?

The welding part is fun but learning when to use the Mig, Tig or Gas all part of the fun.
I cant claim to be a Master of any of the processes and while I love my Tig and Insist on its use on thin sheet metal I find myself reaching for my Mig gun more often just because I am lazy! Having semi mastering the skill of Mig welding Thin sheet metal.
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I've been quietly watching your work for years. Your attention to detail is amazing! Love to see your projects :worthy:
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