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Scrapper Greg 11-13-2018 08:25 PM

Metalwork Merit project
 
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Finally got to start the hands on part of our Metalwork merit in our Royal Ranger group. The young man that I'm working with has really upped his game lately. I'm not going to divulge (yet) on what the project is. Hopefully it should become apparent very soon. All of the parts have been cut.

digr 11-13-2018 08:42 PM

I have never heard of the group. One good thing I don't see any blood yet.

toprecycler 11-13-2018 08:45 PM

Kinda sounds like a Boy Scout project merit badge.[emoji4]


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Scrapper Greg 11-13-2018 09:35 PM

Royal Rangers is very similar to Boy Scouts. There are many similar merits as them. It was started in 1962 using the pattern that Boy Scouts had for their program. One major difference is that Rangers have Bible merits. It is an good program and an awesome ministry. There is a lot of mentoring in our group. If you want to check it out go to royalrangers.com and look it over.

Scratch 11-14-2018 07:17 AM

I haven't heard the term Royal Rangers in like 30 years! I was one back when I was a young whipper snapper. I remember all the camping trips, cookouts, projects and stuff. I even got to take a ride in a hot air balloon once as one.

Thanks for the reminder, looks like a fun project.

Farmersamm 11-14-2018 12:57 PM

Watch those sharp edges!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good project(I guess), sounds like a good program

Scrapper Greg 11-15-2018 10:15 PM

He has already been schooled on the perils of tinplate and what happens if you don't keep pressure on the snips when you are cutting. We did make it this far without any of the nasty burrs.

Scrapper Greg 11-27-2018 03:59 PM

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Got a bit more done last night.

kbs2244 11-27-2018 05:29 PM

It is starting to look like windproof candle holder/lantern for finding your way to the outhouse after dark.

terry lingle 11-27-2018 08:51 PM

Also useful as a cheeze grater For the camp cook when making spagetti

Scrapper Greg 11-28-2018 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by kbs2244 (Post 725465)
It is starting to look like windproof candle holder/lantern for finding your way to the outhouse after dark.

Don't know if anyone around here calls it windproof. More like a barn lantern.

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Also useful as a cheeze grater For the camp cook when making spagetti

Grate cheese and removes a bit of skin on an occasional knuckle....:D

Ironman 12-01-2018 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Scrapper Greg (Post 725462)
Got a bit more done last night.

It should get the lads appetite sharpened as he realizes metal is a plastic material. People don't realize that steel is pliable and formable, and you can teach that with a bit of tin.

Scrapper Greg 12-01-2018 08:05 PM

You are exactly right, Gerry. He is getting into it. In the next week or so we will be getting into using some of my turning machines and stakes to get the rest of the forming done.

Farmersamm 12-07-2018 10:22 AM

I can teach pretty well when I don't have a stake in the game. Very patient as a rule.

But when it comes to working at something that needs doing, I'm not a good teacher. I tend to expect people to know what to do. K'kins hates to do any rigging with me. She doesn't grasp the concept of wrapping/hooking chains. (Matter of fact, lotta people don't :confused: ). So, I'm always climbing off the loader,, with a deep sigh, and doing the job. Drives her nuts :D But I never yell, or lecture.....just do it. That's why we're still together.

Ironman 12-07-2018 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Farmersamm (Post 726066)
K'kins hates to do any rigging with me. She doesn't grasp the concept of wrapping/hooking chains.

Or how to signal.....
You are not alone Sammy.:D:D

milomilo 12-10-2018 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Ironman (Post 726101)
Or how to signal.....
You are not alone Sammy.:D:D

+1 on the signaling. Hate it when someone is using their 4 fingers telling me to keep coming and then, up go both arms waving all over the place.

Scrapper Greg 12-10-2018 09:34 PM

Just a little update. We have been doing the punching on the lanterns. He says it's getting old. LOL. I brought the rest of the parts home to knock them out before next meeting. Things are looking good though.

Farmersamm 12-10-2018 11:57 PM

It's a new age, man. World is point and click. He has to get used to spending TIME on stuff that matters. I hope he will. You've done the best you can, by providing the kid with the tools. Nothing more you can do if he doesn't cotton to it. Good luck, wish you well. I hate to see the world go out with a whimper.

Scrapper Greg 12-12-2018 12:46 AM

He likes the idea of making something. He actually requested the merit. Just the hours of banging to get the holes punched are wearing on him a bit. He wants to do a welding project when it warms up. Gotta do that outside, don't want the results of welding over carpet........:rolleyes:

midmosandblasting 12-12-2018 01:34 AM

Probably a good idea to pound a few for him so he does not lose interest .

Scrapper Greg 12-12-2018 02:34 AM

I have. And the pounding will be finished up tomorrow, before I head over.

threepiece 12-20-2018 01:08 PM

If you get a chance show him what it's like to punch holes with a thick steel plate under the piece of wood. He might warm up to it when he realizes the table he is hammering on is absorbing much of his effort.

Scrapper Greg 12-20-2018 02:25 PM

Good idea. Mass is good in this situation. We are done with the punching. We also put the wood on the floor. It helped. Those hollow plastic tables are good for some things, just not shop tables....:rolleyes: I have a couple of edges to get turned, then we assemble.

Scrapper Greg 12-23-2018 08:53 PM

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AAaaaannndd its done!! He's happy with it. Not perfect, but it was his first project. I'm pleased also. We had to pull a bit of overtime as he wanted to give it for a Christmas present. I now have my copy to finish. It too is "promised" out. Can't wait to get the report on how it was received. Note. I apologize for the sideways pics.

cutter 12-23-2018 09:43 PM

What kind of soldering iron did you use, Greg?

Scratch 12-23-2018 11:19 PM

Very nice, you should both be proud!

Scrapper Greg 12-23-2018 11:39 PM

Cutter, I have an old 100w electric. I'll get you the info tomorrow.

Scrapper Greg 12-23-2018 11:40 PM

Thanks, Scratch.

toprecycler 12-24-2018 12:02 AM

[emoji106]looks good.


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MetalWolf 12-24-2018 12:11 AM

+1 on the thumbs up...…. It will make a nice Gift, looks good:)

Scrapper Greg 12-24-2018 07:41 AM

Thanks, guys!!!

Scrapper Greg 12-31-2018 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by cutter (Post 726995)
What kind of soldering iron did you use, Greg?

Cutter, it is a Dunlap model 5379.


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