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12-02-2004, 07:17 PM
Minneasota Regional Meet JANUARY 15-16
To be held at
- Roger's Rod and Custom
18689 NE Buchanan Street
East Bethel, Minnesota
(just up the road from Minneapolis about 20 miles)
12-02-2004, 08:04 PM
Map Quest Map (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?country=US&countryid=US&addtohistory=&sear chtype=address&cat=&address=18689%20Buchanan%20St% 20Ne&city=East%20Bethel&state=MN&zipcode=55011%2d9 523&search=%20%20Search%20%20&searchtab=address)
That is just south of Anoka County 22 and that road is the Wyoming exit off I35 for those coming from the east.
12-03-2004, 02:45 PM
Sweet I will actually be able to go to this one and it aint to bad of a drive neither
12-03-2004, 04:35 PM
what is there for registration or fees to sign up to go to the mn meet thanks in advance jesse
12-03-2004, 05:13 PM
No fee will be charged to attend we may pass the hat for sheet metal fund at the meet. It will be a minimal expense.
12-05-2004, 03:40 PM
Richard, I am very interested in attending,Saw a brief demo you did at back to the fifties with your power hammer,would like to see more of it.What type of equipment do you expect to have available and how many people do you expect?20 miles which way from Minniapolis?I have never been able to make it to a metalmeet before and would love to see the different equipment in action and meet some new people.Where are the nearest hotels?Thanks,Greg
12-05-2004, 05:11 PM
Americinn Ham Lake MN
13440 Hwy 65
Ham Lake, MN 55304 US
would be about 6 miles south.
There are most likely others closer and maybe cheaper.
Travelocity said it had rooms for $66
12-05-2004, 05:46 PM
Roger's Rod and Custom is a new shop and he has the usual body shop equipment. Others will bring Ewheels and planishing hammers as usual.
I will bring Some Shopdog power hammers and HotMetalCustoms will be there with thier power hammer and dies.
Does anyone have a Helve hammer to bring???
We always need shot bags and stands.
There will be impromptu demos on many of the techniques we use.
Bring your questions, enthusiasim and be ready to dive in.
12-05-2004, 09:01 PM
Thanks for replies,still would like to know which direction from Minniapolisthe shop is.Is Roger's shop the one that built the Back to the Fifties giveaway 32 Ford?looking forward to attending,Greg
12-06-2004, 02:57 AM
It is north of Minneapolis just west of Highway 65.
12-10-2004, 05:08 PM
If flying in from NY what is closest airport and how far is Meet and hotels from there. Thanks Mike
12-10-2004, 06:17 PM
You may be elgible for our "long distance" award..
Fly to Minneapolis/St paul International (MSP) . Rent a car. East Bethel is about 40-50 miles from the airport. Hotels are everywhere.
I'll add a post to this thread with a hotel list later tonite.
If you can come in a day or two early, do so and we will line up some shop tours. in the area..
Glad to hear you are coming it is shaping up to be a great meet.
12-10-2004, 06:36 PM
Here is a link to motels in the area Any one of the first 8 are near the meet.
http://www.hotellocators.com/results.htm?action=quick&subaction=&rate_low=0&cit y=blaine%2CMN&month=1&day=14&year=2005&nights=2&be ds=1&adults=1&children=0&rooms=1&submit.x=81&submi t.y=23&rate_hi=10000
12-12-2004, 04:36 PM
Richard...........Any chance of having that elusive 19 ga.C.R. steel available,both for demo and for sale?If there is still some left over from MM04,would it be possible to have some shipped to the meet? If anyone else is interested,maybe we could arrange a group purchase and cut down on shipping costs.Does any one know if there is any 19 ga left over from MM04? Barry in Winnipeg
12-15-2004, 08:18 AM
I'm new to this metalmeet deal, and just getting into metal working, so I'm very interested in attending the meet Jan 15-16.
Just wondering, do I have to sign up somewhere or just show up with a million and one questions to ask? Aaron
12-15-2004, 08:50 AM
No sign up required - Just show up
12-22-2004, 08:53 PM
do you guys have any projects planned?? I was wandering about bringing an old door from like a mid 80s monte and learning how to do patches and all by shaving the door handle? just a thought. Also gonna try to get my brother to come i think he would be interested. but getting his fiance to let him is a different story.
12-22-2004, 09:03 PM
Im in the chicago area and i will try to attend bob steffens
12-23-2004, 05:03 AM
I'm THINKING about coming up. A couple folks up that way have expressed an interest in a machine and if I can get a commitment or two, I'd do the drive and offer free delivery. Depending on weather of course.
If I come, I'll bring some machines/stands/tucking forks for folks to use. I'll also bring my shrinking disk. I mounted it on my harbor Freight 9" grinder last weekend and tried it out. WORKS GREAT! I didn't know if the HF grinder had the guts to work it but it did fine.
12-23-2004, 10:15 AM
Midwest Metal workers,
Kerry Pinkerton , Imperial Wheeling Machines, makes a line of awesome english wheels. If you are thinking of purchasing a wheel, now is the time! I have a mid sized Imperial wheeling machine at my shop in Minneapolis.
If you would like to try it out, give me a call then get your order in to Kerry for the free shipping deal.
Kerry will deliver the wheels at the mid January (15-16) Minnesota Metalmeet.
At the same, SHOPDOG Power Hammers will be there with machines for use and for sale. I will have some GOOD prices on some prototypes and demo machines.
The SHOPDOG power hammers are also setup for trial at my Minneapolis shop. Call for Appointment.
01-04-2005, 08:12 PM
Richard- Is the meet still on ? Have not seen it mentioned for a while and just want to make sure before I book rooms.What time do these things start in the morning and how late in the day do they end? thanks.Greg
01-05-2005, 03:06 AM
We ussually get started at 7:30-8am I'll check with Roger today and see what the schedule is and post again late today.
01-09-2005, 01:12 PM
Richard, did you ever get any info on start and finish times each day?Also how far is the meet from Coon Rapids?I am planning to book rooms there as I have stayed there before,Thanks Greg
01-09-2005, 01:48 PM
I would think 8am is a sfe bet. Coon Rapids is Nearby Good choice
01-11-2005, 05:43 PM
I plan to be there. just so some people can think about us we will be working while the temp outside will be about -20 degrees outside with a high of around -5 sure sounds like fun i think i will be able to get my brother to come. still trying to get someone to watch my kids for sunday so i can be there that day also. looking forward to meeting more of you.
Do you guys have any particular projects yet???
01-11-2005, 05:59 PM
I'm leaving tomorrow about noon and will get to Richard's Thursday. Gene emailed me to rag me about it being -5 for the high on Saturday. Well, it was almost 70 here today so I'll just heat soak before I head up into the frozen north :lol: :lol: :lol:
If anyone is up for it, I'll be glad to do the Metalshaping 101 seminar like I did at MetalMeet. Takes about 45-60 minutes.
01-11-2005, 09:00 PM
I can't wait for the meet, It's going to be a lot of fun. I'm bringing a sheet of 18 ga. and want to see how much scrap I can make this weekend. Should we bring any tools welding helmets ect.
01-12-2005, 01:32 AM
Bringing your own welding helmet is a good Idea.
Hearing and eye protection
your business cards (you will meet lots of new people)
hammers , dollies, slappers, spoons. beater bags and stands
Anything else you might like to use show sell or swap
01-12-2005, 01:40 AM
At the Metalmeets we end up sharing each others tools. It generally works out very well . The novice gets to try different types of tools and it helps in the decision process before buying.
Please mark your tools somehow before arriving. Permanent Marker, Spray Paint, Colored Cable ties (the plastic kind), engrave your name.
Second part of the process
1. Ask permission before taking a tool. It is just common courtesy.
2. Return the tool when you are finished with it.
These seem obvious rules; but in the excitment of the meet tools get misplaced and show up in the wrong tool box
01-13-2005, 10:46 AM
This is one regional meet I should be able to attend. I live about ten minutes away. I am a complete rookie, and am excited to see some pro's in action. Hopefully the experts will still be their Sunday, since Saturday is not an option for me.
01-14-2005, 07:20 AM
Don't forget to bring a tape measure or ruler !
I loaned mine out last time and that was OK, but when I needed it I had to look all over to find one. It got embarassing bending down and peeking at everybody's belt to see if they had my tape measure. I got slapped a lot and got called a pervert too ! :wink:
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