Metal work

Discussion in 'Body' started by saabman, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    cane accross this video this morning and while it's not building a Kombi it has some great shots of some techniques for shaping metal which would be useful for making your own repair panels with basic hand tools.

     
  2. wombatventures

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    That's cool Saabman.
    I'm picking my new metal shaping stump up today. Cut down a pine a few weeks ago and one of the pieces of trunk has been sitting waiting.
    Proves you don't need thousands of dollars of english wheels and shrinkers and stretchers to shape metal.
     
  3. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    The nice shiny tools look good though ;)

    One of my neighbor gave me a section of railway track cut into the shape of an anvil - that has been invaluable.

    The nectime I cut wood for the fire I'll be making sure I get a nice length for a stump as well.
     
  4. wombatventures

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    I'll chuck some photo's up once its done. Just rolled it of the trailer a few minutes ago.
     
  5. Mellow Yellow 74

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    Timber is good to use as a buck for forming a specific shape, but not sure how useful it would be for general shaping because sheet metal won't stretch much on timber compared to steel - you use wooden mallets instead of steel hammers when you don't want to stretch.
     
  6. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Timber is good for an anvil base, to absorb the impact shocks. ;)
     
  7. wombatventures

    wombatventures Active Member

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    This method has been used for metal shaping for thousands of years.
    Mostly for shrinking rather than stretching
    Check these out...



    This one uses a Horizontal log...
     
  8. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    That's great what you can do with a hammer and a lump of wood
     

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