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    That's cool, I was given a 150lbs. cast iron anvil with steel plating from my cousin, and did the same thing, figured how tall to cut the stump wood to get the perfect hammer height for my anvil. Don't use it nearly as much as you, but when I need it it is invaluable. Here is a picture of it.
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    Nice Anvil!



    We're checking this week with a local machine shop to see if we can get the body media blasted... should be a much quicker prep for the epoxy..


    In the meantime, the downside to plug welds and mig welds.... cleaning up all those welds..














    Kyle working on more welds..











    ...and to get ready for the class next week, we put all the 55 parts away in the paint booth...





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    Getting ready for the metal shaping class at the shop this week, picked up Peter today from the airport.

    Last night Kyle and I made a pedestal for some home-made stake anvils using a couple 45 lb dumbbells and some pipe/tubing, tonight made the round-head anvil and another with a holder for press brake dies....














    .....and stopped by the upholstery shop this morning to get another shot bag stitched up...





    Counting the hours!
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    A few of the projects showed up this evening for the class, more to come tomorrow....














    One of the attendees brought a CP hammer for us to use...








    I'm going to have to get Peter here more often, forces me to clean up the place!








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    Ooohh, I like the possibilities presented by the sheet copper, plus all those sheet metal forming gizmos!
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    Here are some of the highlights of today's class....

    Peter shows how to prepare a stump for shrinking....














    Discussing weld location in panel forming....








    Using magnets to hold a paper pattern for layout....

















    Wheeling, tuck shrinking and annealing aluminum sheet...














    Capturing the tuck and shrinking on aluminum sheet




















    Blocking and wheeling our 19 gauge steel fender panel...








    Forming the rear corner for a Model A..














    Blocking on the sand bags and shrinking on the stump....














    Wheeling....


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    Sorry I missed it!
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    Cool metal working /shaping class. Thanks for sharing, and Man does your shop look clean!
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    The shop looks great! I'm sure the class was great! Those pieces turned out awesome!
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    It's great your helping pass on these skills!

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    Thanks for checking in guys. Here's some of today's class projects.


    The start of a scooter fender...





    Test fit of a fender panel...





    Copper work, trash can taking shape...




















    Paper pattern on a roadster quarter panel....











    Using the blocking hammer to pre-stretch





    Making a pattern for the dies




















    Making a pattern of luan board for a divider offset in trimming the top edge..





    What happens when a metal shaper gets around wood products...








    Trimming and filing up the top edge....





    On to the Lennox....








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    Project updates for todays class:


    Wiring top edge of the copper trash can..























    Roadster quarter, making dies for the upper bead detail....














    Sharpening the crease








    A bit of shrinking....





    Test fit...








    Marking for trimming the wheel opening...








    Inside radius backstop








    Scooter fender...





    Trimming...











    Prepping for Sport Coupe door skin removal











    We took a short break for a Maryland treat...








    of course, using only the correct utensils....








    Blocking the top section of the roadster quarter.....








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    Like the crab "claw hammer" shot! Man you guys know how to have fun, metal working and a crab feed lunch with beer!
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    Was it the crab whom embossed the bunnies?
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    Yes, up until the break....


    Today Peter demonstrated lead loading aluminum...


    https://youtu.be/MSfK9XhnLeM
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