View Full Version : Finally moving some metal around!
08-29-2005, 08:29 PM
Mounted the upper yoke and wheel, and actually shaped some metal. The piece of aluminum in the picture is 14 ga. Seems like the frame is plenty stiff enough. This is gonna be fun!!!!!!!!!!
roger n cindy
08-29-2005, 08:32 PM
nice looking wheel rick and just in time for winter. roger
08-29-2005, 09:06 PM
Looks like you're ready to get started now. Your machine work conveys top craftmanship, I bet we all see the same dedication and quality in the panels you make.
Thanks for taking the time to show everyone your progress.
08-29-2005, 11:09 PM
hi rick, looks great. are those joe`s wheels ? i don`t recognize that upper.
08-30-2005, 06:19 AM
Hi Rick, It's funny, when most of us start playing with our new e-wheels, we put those high crown lowers in the machine. Must have something to do with the shape. After you use it for a while, you do anything you can to stay away from the high crown anvils. Your machine looks great, keep sending pics as you finish it.
P.S. The fasteners in that yoke side plate didn't come from the local hardware store did they?
Roger, that's enough of that out of you. We don't need to hear anything at all about winter, thank you very much. John V.O.
08-30-2005, 01:51 PM
Just checked the USA maphttp://www.metalmeet.com/forum/images/icons/icon6.gif Found out that Wyoming is also up north... today it was 72 deg F, wind 3 mph, nice and sunny....http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/images/icons/icon10.gif didn't say the W..... word.
Got your point:
Roger, over and out!!!!http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/images/icons/icon12.gif
08-30-2005, 02:48 PM
That is some great work...the question is though...will it take the workout you are fixin' to give it!! LOL
I like the design work...it saya something that a person builds a tool different from all the others..not that there is anything wrong with that...just shows that there is always room for change!!
It brings out the thought process for the rest of us..."can we do something like that?,or something even more out of the ordinary"
08-30-2005, 04:36 PM
Roger - You hit it on the head. W***** is coming and I'm like a squirrel putting up nuts. The Boss just thinks "I'm" nuts.
Wray - Thanks for the kind words. I will be starting with patch panels for my '35 coupe project. Almost the entire lower 4-6" has to be replaced.
Gary - That wheel is a special 3x7 that Joe did out of some 7" tool steel tube that he picked up. It must have been 1 1/2" or so thick wall. Pressed in Aluminum side plates to hold the bearings. Really nice wheel. I think he only offered them on Ebay, which is where I got it. It was a limited run, because he had a limited amound of the material. Don't know if he has any left. All my wheels are Joes.
Hey Brian - God Bless Boeing Surplus, or at least one of the other obscure surplus centers that I have never been able to drive by without stopping. I never fail to find just the right hardware for my projects. And where I live, you would be luck to find Grade 2 stove bolts at the local hardware store. You know, you're right, it must be psychological or something. My hand just went for the "high crown" anvil like a magnet. That was the "Tinman" hardened lower. I haven't broken in the "soft sets" like you told me yet. Still have to cut and fit the cam lever, and do the finish work. Looks so pretty, i'm considering sending it off to the plater for Chrome!
Hi Anders - We have a W***** Holiday Greeting here that goes "Ho Ho Ho, it's 20 below". And that includes Halloween.
Thanks Matt - I still have some work to do on this one, and then I have a larger one to do for my 4x9 wheel. I'll still gonna use "bherman's" mechanical design, but I will change the look of it some how just for "Grins". I just love doing the machine work.
08-30-2005, 05:17 PM
hi rick, you said "broken in the soft sets like you told me. ? what haven`t i learned yet ? thanks gary
08-30-2005, 07:14 PM
your wheel looks great! The detail sets it appart. can't wait to see more pics
08-30-2005, 07:15 PM
Thanks Jim for the compliments, there are more pics of the construction in my E-wheel build gallery here:
Hi Gary... What I was talking about was I got a call from Brian Herman who has extensive experience with wheeling. He explained to me that what he does with new soft anvils is he runs them against the hardened upper which basically burnishes the contact on the new anvil very flat and true. This of course is done only after the upper has been cleaned and polished to be sure that there is no gunk or marks that might be transferred to the softer lower anvil, and the upper and lower wheels have been correctly adjusted and aligned. Lubricate with WD40 and roll the upper and lower together under moderate pressure, and it leaves a beautiful finish on the contact. This would have no effect on "hardened" anvils. I hope I have paraphrased Brian correctly. This just sounded like a really smart idea to me, so I am going to break in both my soft sets this way.
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