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    Dang, my secret's out!
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    Got a new apprentice that started this past Saturday.. Her mom even thought it was a good idea!








    She's getting the driver's seat bracket all prepped for SPI epoxy primer, while I worked on finishing the passenger bracket..











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    Sometimes you just need to screw off in the shop all day. So while the new hire continued with media blasting, I turned my attention to this "new" hoop for the Watervliet planishing hammer that just showed up.. This square version is somewhat rare, ie: hard to find, but I had a particular location in mind..





    The Baileigh power hammer has some threaded holes on the left side for their own version of a planishing hammer mount, but I just didn't have the funds laying around for their version. So lets see what we can do with Old Faithful...








    Drum sander does wonders in pipe fitment, and it sure was easier to TIG with a nice tight fit...






































    All we need now is paint and a pedal..





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    Getting down to the nitty gritty on the seat brackets, number two is all but done, need to weld in three hex nuts and touch up some media blasting. Hoping for good weather this weekend so we can spray some epoxy primer on them and get these installed...














    And the last two pipe clamps came in at Napa (installed with lock nuts), so we can now throw some air to the planishing hammer and try out the new fixture..


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    More great work and nice tube notching/fitting. How old is the new hire? She looks too young to have a cell phone. Haha I only say that because I'm not ready for my daughter to have one.
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    She's 15 and has carried a cell phone for a few years now, she's type 1 diabetic so it was deemed necessary by my better half..
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    You could always use the pedal off the sand blaster while she is on break HAHAHA
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    It does have a quick disconnect on it so that will be the temporary solution
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    I'm still trying to wrap my head around the muffler clamps... and not your gorgeous welds, to secure that hammer.

    OR.?.?

    Are you also using it as a "portable" tool?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP&C View Post
    She's 15 and has carried a cell phone for a few years now, she's type 1 diabetic so it was deemed necessary by my better half..
    I don't blame her. Hate for something to happen and your daughter not be able to notify you or get help. I didn't think she was quite that old either.
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    Looks like the young lady may enjoy metal work also, that's good to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    I'm still trying to wrap my head around the muffler clamps... and not your gorgeous welds, to secure that hammer.

    OR.?.?

    Are you also using it as a "portable" tool?

    Keeping options open...


    This weekend we got the three hex nuts welded underneath seat bracket number two, fourth hole is a bolt through......










    1/4" tall spacers fabricated to make the seat tracks level, then tacked in place on the front holes..











    Prepped and hung up for epoxy primer...





    OEM seat bracket holes in the floor pans open to the inside of floor crossmembers. Rather than weld them closed and warp the floor pan, we opted for these fancy hole plugs.











    SPI epoxy primer applied...








    When it's 39* outside and the paint booth is sucking the heat out of the building, this is how you keep the temps up to a balmy 75* in the paint booth..





    We'll let the seat brackets cure for a few days and then get started on plug welding them in place..


    Stopped by to visit the next big yellow project...





    Got the larger bits of the oak tree removed, still some vacuuming to do for the remaining splinters..








    Looks like we have an electrical repair as well.. While we're fixing the Atlantic Ocean syndrome on the roof top, may as well clean up this rusty cover.....








    After a bit of media blasting, I think we'll change course and get a new vent cover. Too much ventilation in this one..








    And let's not forget the Biederman.. Time to start the layout of fender repair number 2... Proposed horizontal cut line was added using our trusty Carpenter laser...





    And some reference lines marked to locate the bottom edge after welding on the new patch..








    ....and a paper pattern used to get the size we need for our patch.


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    More nice work! Hopefully 39* is the lowest we see for a while. We've been spoiled with warm weather here lately. Does that heater produce any odors? I've always been scared to turn mine on when painting since I have no paint booth/real fume filtering set up.
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    "When it's 39* outside and the paint booth is sucking the heat out of the building, this is how you keep the temps up to a balmy 75* in the paint booth.."

    You have that problem too? I try not to paint much below 40 deg either. I always try to find the balance between sucking out fumes and keeping the shed warm. I am thinking about mounting my exhaust fan down by the floor instead of up by the ceiling. I'm not sure it will make enough of a difference to do it though.
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    Your shop can't exist in a vacuum.

    The only real solution is to heat the incoming air.
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