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12-31-2004, 08:59 PM
Im working on a 1/6 model, building the body out of steel. Is 22Gage "plannishable" after hammering it into shape with some hammers? or is it to thin?
I ask because I can shape it well, but never tried plannishing; and I can get it easily at lowes/home depot. (Georgia sucks, the only metal yard near me is about 1.5hours away.)
01-01-2005, 12:50 AM
I am sure 22g. can be planished. One way is a very smooth dolly and hammer and very light taps. I have smoothed out thinner metal, from paint thinner cans, with my mini english wheel made from two bearings. Bob.
01-01-2005, 04:10 PM
That's a cool project you have going.
I have used four 4 x 10 sheets of 22 gauge making roses. Up until the last sheet (it was nearly 20 gauge when measured) my "light weight" shop made hammer worked very well. When formed my guess it would be real nice for a 1/ 6 scale hot rod.
01-01-2005, 04:53 PM
22 gauge shouldn't be a problem :!: That's 0.030" (0.75 mm).
When I was teaching mechanics apprentices, I once taught a team that was a bit "odd". Half of them wnted to be car mechanics and the other half were going to be tractor- and truck mechanics :!:
In the welding course we "created" this little project 8) :D
The entire body work was made from 22 g steel plate. The frame was made from 1.25" x 2.5" x 1/8" tube. The schocks are from a Yamaha 50 ccm (3 cu. in. ) motorcycle and the wheels are from a Citroen 2CV :!:
We had a lot of fun making it and they all learned a lot of basic body work techniques :D 8) WOW... those were the days :!:
Back to your question:
22 gauge is no problem :!:
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