Interesting Metal Work In Plastic Age

Discussion in 'Fabrication, Welding, Machining' started by Ken Hosford, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. Ken Hosford

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    One of my passions is forming metal in a plastic age . I figured out how to make nice fenders in just about any metal . steel , aluminum, stainless , brass , copper ,and titanium . I make seat bases. I am going to give fairings a whirl. My method allows unlimited width , cross sectional radius , and major radius possibilities , with some constraints
     

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    That's some really nice work Ken. Are you using a hammer form or are you doing it as a multi-part piece that gets center welded?
     
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    It is all 1 piece, I form them up in a uniform shape, it takes 6 to 12 tooling changes, depending on thickness, width, and material . Them I trade shape in 1 direction for the other . Much like taking a hollow rubber ball and cutting in half ,then squeezing it oval . It still have same area but the shape is different .
     
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    Are you doing this on a power hammer or with hand tools? Any chance of you posting some pics in the various stages of the build?
     
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    The fenders are made on a Pullmax shearing and forming machine then shaped traded on modified English wheel . This is the condensed version many more steps
     

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    Very cool, thanks for sharing that Ken.
     
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    Very nice! Thanks for posting the pics
     
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    Wow! Very cool!
     
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    Nice work you did there. amazing, i must say.
     
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    Nice work, Thanks for sharing it with us.
     

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