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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-12-2018, 05:10 AM
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I use 3/64" to 1/8" 0-1 for small dies, and...

I use 3/64" to 1/8" 0-1 for small dies, and about 1.5" x 3.5" is as small as they go, so anything that big or bigger is full-value to me .

Seems like a science teacher could come up with...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-07-2018, 08:48 PM
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I generate lots of small scraps of 0-1 flat...

I generate lots of small scraps of 0-1 flat stock, an inch square-ish .

I won't hold my breath waiting for someone who wants them :p
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-05-2018, 09:58 PM
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Cool. It's an interesting process. Too low-tech...

Cool. It's an interesting process. Too low-tech for modern tool & die makers, but definitely an upgrade for people making parts by hand - sawing or cutting with snips or hand shears . There was a...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-05-2018, 04:53 AM
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You betcha ! :D I had sent pics of those, in...

You betcha ! :D

I had sent pics of those, in their super-modified form, to the guy that made them in their pristine form (the late , great, Lee Marshall, who founded Bonny Doon Engineering) , but...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-03-2018, 04:28 PM
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HI, Yes , and with this type of die there's a...

HI,
Yes , and with this type of die there's a lot of nuance with the angle, that comes into play (as explained earlier) with different degrees of intricacy of design, and metal thicknesses. On some...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-03-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,764
test-o-rama 200 x200 fractal looks like it...

test-o-rama 200 x200 fractal
looks like it worked.

80 kb Sun Face , made with one-step cut/form
pancake die and plastic steel female mold.
looks like it worked.

Tiny Fancy Stuff - small,...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-03-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 33
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Well, I can be flighty when it comes to forums ,...

Well, I can be flighty when it comes to forums , but I'm making an effort to go to a couple where I actually have something useful to contribute, instead of the usual time-wasting trash-talking I'm...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-03-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 33
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Then I'm a dinosaur nearing the end of it's...

Then I'm a dinosaur nearing the end of it's useful life . Maybe that's a good thing ...

But maybe not quite useless yet. Last time I priced out edm work, it was cheaper for me to do stuff my...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-01-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 33
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There's a penny next to the Pegasus ; the Peg is...

There's a penny next to the Pegasus ; the Peg is 2" x 1.5" .
For the crowd I deal with, any die is an upgrade from sawing or hand shearing parts. Some jewelry people use photoetching , and of...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-27-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 33
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I'm bad at visualizing things from verbal...

I'm bad at visualizing things from verbal descriptions, so I'm having trouble understanding all of what you said. I think you may not have made pancake dies (like the Pegasus I posted) but maybe ...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-26-2018, 04:49 PM
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Hi, Yes, exactly - the angle is primarily...

Hi,

Yes, exactly - the angle is primarily determined by the blade size (width , and more specifically, by the actual width of the cut left by the blade ) and the thickness of the steel . I also...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-25-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
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"thinks" being the operative word , I suppose ...

"thinks" being the operative word , I suppose ;).

ps : I feel free (Cream )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhmxMC-vFcI
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-25-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 33
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Did you even read my first post? I was asking...

Did you even read my first post?
I was asking about blacksmiths using conventional dies .
I wasn't asking about a cheap place to get precision cuts . I AM a cheap place to get precision cuts made!...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-25-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
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um...no..I have not looked at that yet...

um...no..I have not looked at that yet :):devil:;)
So then there's the matter of detail. Steel rule die as intricate as the Pegasus ?
Doubtful . Guess I'll go find out . But that's really...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-25-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
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Yeah, steel rule dies are everywhere. Not so...

Yeah, steel rule dies are everywhere. Not so great on thicker-ish metal. They tend to curl the edges a little . The knife- edge sharpness isn't really durable compared to normal dies and good pancake...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-25-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
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I don't understand what you're describing . Is...

I don't understand what you're describing . Is that about cutting a flat part without male & female die components , only using a cavity (female die component ) ? . I've seen the 'Guerin' process,...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-25-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 33
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Thanks :cool:. (It is my aspiration to...

Thanks :cool:.


(It is my aspiration to someday read some of the FAQ and forum rules
in at least one of the many boards I've visited , or will visit, before I croak ;) )
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-25-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
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Kevin's are cut with a laser, perpendicular to...

Kevin's are cut with a laser, perpendicular to the steel, which leaves a gap that makes them not work well on thin and soft metals. The whole intent of the original RT System was to make the cut at a...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-25-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,764
Blacksmiths and Blanking dies (?)

Hey folks !

There was a thread on Orchid (jewelry) forum recently, about the kind of dies I make - RT or pancake dies http://sheltech.net/products-services/full-width/


SORRY ABOUT THE GIANT...
Forum: Fabrication 07-24-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,157
Even though I make dies as an occupation (they're...

Even though I make dies as an occupation (they're not the kind of blanking dies you're all used to !) , I've always been more of a (former) jeweler than a machinist , and mostly somewhere inbetween ....
Forum: Fabrication 07-23-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 29
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Me like super-drill !. Not getting one, but...

Me like super-drill !. Not getting one, but definitely like the idea of having one ;).
Forum: Fabrication 07-23-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 6
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I've used Airparts Inc. www.airpartsinc.com...

I've used Airparts Inc. www.airpartsinc.com before. They are geared towards aviation . K.C., MO , USA .
Forum: Fabrication 07-22-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
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Local shop is sounding like a nice option . ...

Local shop is sounding like a nice option .

"First item in FAQ" ? :eek::o:(



:D next time :D
Forum: Fabrication 07-22-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,157
Okay, pretty much what I expected ; thanks for...

Okay, pretty much what I expected ; thanks for the tips . Drilling a new hole instead of enlarging the 1" one would have some advantage, but speed isn't one of them ;), plus, the piece I want to...
Forum: Fabrication 07-22-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,157
1.25" Drill (?)

Hi,
I need to enlarge a 1" hole in a 1" thick piece of mild steel to 1.25" . I have what appear to be two options: a) a Silver & Deming 1.25" bit or b) this funny thing.

I have a wimpy drill...
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