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John Bonnett

posted on 24/12/19 at 01:35 PM Reply With Quote
Making Dished Ends

I'm making rear shock absorber turrets for the Kitten project out of 2mm mild steel sheet. Although only specified for use with 1.2 mm mild steel my air planisher amazingly made short work of producing a pair of 90mm dished ends that will be welded onto short cylinders that I have rolled up.




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posted on 25/12/19 at 09:34 AM Reply With Quote
I'm impressed.


Happy Christmas John

Paul G


p.s.
How are your ears?





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John Bonnett

posted on 25/12/19 at 10:41 AM Reply With Quote
Paul, very many thanks and thank you for your good wishes and of course mine to you. I'd like to speak to you after Christmas but don't have your number. Perhaps you could PM it to me.

Frankly, I was amazed that the planishing hammer made any impression on the 2mm steel but it only took 15 minutes or so to raise it 10mm in the centre. I used the hammer a lot when I was making the Lightweight and found it really useful particularly for forming pieces that were too small to wheel. I also used it for planishing the roof. Still only 250 quid but I think Harbor Freight sell them in the States for 100$. It certainly isn't quiet but nothing ear defenders can't cope with.

Best regards

John

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posted on 25/12/19 at 12:57 PM Reply With Quote
U2U sent.


Living in a row of houses (number 3) I wouldn't last long with any noisy tools.


When a young lady moved into No1 with two young children the woman from No 2 said "It shouldn't be allowed. Kids should be kept indoors."

Can you imagine how a planisher would go down?





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John Bonnett

posted on 25/12/19 at 01:06 PM Reply With Quote
Indeed I can Paul which reminds me how lucky we are to live in a rural spot with no near neighbours.
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