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01-22-2006, 08:43 PM
I'd like to extend an invitation to any and all for a regional metal meet at my shop sometime during the month of March. I'm shooting for the 11th, this is 2nd Saturday of the month, and is negotiable, depending on how every one can get along with that date. I have 19G steel and 3003 AL available, as well as a P-9, oxyacetylene welding gear, ewheel, etc. I've got a couple of beater stumps, several tables, and I can build more of those depending on the turnout. I think the shop's big enough to handle 10 or 12 folks comfortably. I'm located in Tewksbury MA, which is about 25 miles north of Boston, and close to Rte 495 and 93. This hopefully should be a good time of year, assuming the weather cooperates. If it's agreeable we can have a "rain" date if Mother Nature decides to go south on us. If we have to shoot for a positive date, we'll do that and hope for the best weatherwise. Other than that, we should have a good day of metal work. John
01-23-2006, 02:44 AM
Its hard to say yes at this point but I will shoot for March. Any particular project in mind?
01-23-2006, 03:01 AM
Good morning, Hopefully it won't be like this morning..... steady snow 4-8" expected. http://184.108.40.206/forum/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif Count me in , I can bring hand tools ,beater bag, post dolly etc if it will help.
01-23-2006, 05:36 AM
I don't have any particular project in mind. If anyone does, or is currently working on one, feel free to bring it along. If you have hand tools that you can bring, feel free to do so. There's enough room to have several projects going at the same time, and the more tools we have available will make it flow better. We can start around 8:00 AM or so, and go from there until whenever. The only real concern will be the weather. If we're in the middle of, or expecting a big snow, we can plan on a later date. Realizing of course that many folks have to put in for a day off in advance, sometimes weeks in advance, we'll hope for the best and try to make it as accomodating as possible for as many as we can. John
01-23-2006, 08:01 AM
Hi John ,
I'm interested ...
Will keep a watch out for when it will be as march arrives ...
I work every other weekend and am off the 11th ...
01-23-2006, 05:55 PM
I would be very interested to attend could have some schedule conflict though.
01-23-2006, 08:00 PM
John - Count me in.
01-23-2006, 08:55 PM
Hi John. I for sure would like to go, If thats OK. Im a new guy to metal meet. I bought my first E- Wheel back in Oct. from Kerry Pinkerton Imperial E-wheeling machines. I could bring my machine along with me. Thanks Don H.
01-24-2006, 04:04 PM
Thanks for the interest!. Fred, let me know as we get closer, and maybe we can change the date to accomodate your shedule. Don, welcome to MM!! Of course you can bring your ehweel! We'll have enough people to move it to the shop. Don't worry about material as I have enough here already. Aluminum or steel, or both. As far as hand tools, we'll make do with what we have available. John
01-24-2006, 08:08 PM
John- I'll bring my bench wheel, bag, hammers, tucking fork, etc.
01-25-2006, 12:05 PM
Thanks Butch, any extra tooling will help out lots. John
02-01-2006, 05:37 PM
march 10 ,11 sounds good. checked schedule will be open. a couple of questions, what tooling do i need how long does the meet last .also how much does it cost. i do nothave any projects right now but i am looking foward to learning anything new.
02-02-2006, 12:19 PM
Hi Fred, that's good news! For tooling, bring what hand tools you have. I have a pullmax with shrinking dies, , manual shrinkers, a beater bag and hammers. a tucking tool. stumps. measuring and layout tools. Aluminum and steel material, panel shear, o/a welding gear, etc. Ewheel etc. With everyone bringing what small tools they have, we should be pretty well covered.
No cost to you, I'll furnish lunch. I thought we could start around 8:00 or whatever you guys think. I realize some of you have a drive, so whenever you get here is fine. If you have a project you want to work on or start, that's entirely ok. The day will be entirely open to what ever you would like to do.
I'm pretty sure we have another wheel coming, so that will be a help for wheeling. But I think we can all have a fun time regardless.
As we get closer, I'll send out directions, it's very easy to get here. Close to all the main roads. John
02-23-2006, 01:17 PM
Hi John ,
Checking on if the meet is still a go and which days ....And if you have room for
myself and possibly a few other's that are interested .
02-27-2006, 01:29 PM
Hi Bob, the metal meet is a GO, and yes, there's plenty of room. I'd like to request of all those interested in attending to please check in with me, so we can get get a loose head count. Also does anyone need a map or directions? My address is 58 Charme Road in Tewksbury MA. Shouldn't be a problem with Map Quest. Email. is: email@example.com. I check this address daily.
Plans are to start around 8:00 AM or when ever you get here. We'll run to however long folks want to play. I have a beater bag, and 2 stumps, so it someone wants to bring another bag, that'll work out. If you have or prefer to work with your own tools, bring 'em along. Try to mark them so you can identify them. If you have small projects, bring those also, we'll try to make some progress. The schedule will be entirely open to whatever anyone wants to do. John
02-27-2006, 08:17 PM
John - My wife just reminded me that the cubscout pine wood derby is that morning. We're usually out of there by noon but it will likely be 1:00 by the time I get to your place. I'll just have to catch up on the fun.
02-28-2006, 08:27 AM
I'd like to request of all those interested in attending to please check in with me, so we can get get a loose head count.
I'll be there. See you on the 11th...
02-28-2006, 12:49 PM
No Problem Butch, we'll be looking for you. Hi Travis, I still have your hood, maybe we can get something done with that. See you then, John
02-28-2006, 05:25 PM
count me in can't wait, i could probably bring my e-wheel if you need it.
02-28-2006, 08:17 PM
John - Had the wife double check the dates and the pinewood derby is the 18th. I'll be there around 8:00.
03-01-2006, 08:37 AM
Hi John. I will be there. Is it OK if my son comes along? Thanks. Don H.
03-04-2006, 12:18 PM
Hi Butch, that's great news, I"'ll hae the coffee ready, John
03-04-2006, 12:20 PM
Hi Don, of course he's welcome! Maybe we can get him interested in shaping some metal! John
03-11-2006, 04:02 PM
We had the 2nd northeast metal meet today, and it was a great success! We had 9 shapers that were able to take time out of their schedules, Bob Foster, Fred Borges Jr., Don Hebert and his son Cam. Also Dick Lempicki, Travis Woodbury, Robert Legere, Steve Miller, and myself.
The weather god smiled, and we had a super day in that regard. Bob Foster brought some copper work along with his wheel, as well as Fred Borges and Don Hebert.We had plenty of hand tools, so no shortage there.
Bob was busy all day demonstrating how to copper work, which a lot of the shapers hadn't seen yet, and was a very welcome addition.
For the past several weeks I've been building some aluminum valance panels for a '69 Camaro race car to replace the original steel. In that process I had built two wheel arch hammer forms from bondo bucks. We decided to go ahead and extend the originals bucks to include the complete panel, and proceeded to use the original steel panels to pattern out both sides using more bondo as the female form. By the end of the day, we had one about 80% done, and the second roughed out and ready for final hammer forming.
Don Hebert was kind and thoughtful enough to bring his camera, so pics of the day will be on the way.
We also managed to get in some forming time with the Pullmax. I still have some tooling work to do in that regard.
I'd like to thank everyone for attending, and making it a successful day! John
03-11-2006, 04:31 PM
It was a great day! First time I've ever built a bondo buck/ hammerform . Also the first time I've ever worked aluminum and done the annealing process.So without a doubt I came away with more experience then I arrived with.http://220.127.116.11/forum/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif Hadn't ever seen a Pulmax either so watching the different tooling being used was an education in itself.
I really enjoyed seeing everyone I've met again and meeting new metalshapers. Hope we can get together again and do more.
Thank you very much for hosting the meet, and sharing your knowledge with us all. Dick
03-11-2006, 09:17 PM
John - Thanks for a great day.
03-12-2006, 07:18 AM
John thanks for the great time.
03-12-2006, 12:30 PM
Thank you John for holding the meet at your shop on Saturday. Great to meet everyone and to see other people's work. I even got a little exercise (in frustration) working on Travis' hood... :roll:
03-12-2006, 02:43 PM
You're very welcome, gang, we'll try to have another prewinter meet in the fall! I think we all learned more shaping skills to add to our bags of tricks, I know I did! Thanks again to all who attended! John
03-12-2006, 05:15 PM
HI John. My son and I thank you very much. That was our first metal meet ever. we had a good time and learned a few things. watching that pull max machine in action was real interesting. I originally got into metal shaping to make auto body panels, but after seeing Bob Fosters copper workings, I might just have another new hobby. Hey guys Ill work on getting the pictures posted so everybody can see our ugly pusses in action. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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