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    Default 1961 Spit screen Kombi

    Hi everyone,

    i came accross this forum on a mission to learn about a lathe I recently purchased.
    As part of a restoration build of my 61 VW panel van, I found myself in extremely new waters, and have been learning slowly about metal shaping, welding and repairing the un reparable.

    I recently got back into the project and thought I would share my new approach.

    cheers,

    joe


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    Hi Joe. I will be watching your progress with interest. I know how one's commitment to a project comes and goes over time.

    Hopefully work will be starting on my new shed within the month and then it's back into some of my neglected projects.

    John

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    Will also my watching this, should be an interesting project When is the next video coming?

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    Here is my second video instalment where Iím learning to build a wooden buck to help build the engin lid door skin.


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    Moving along, in this video Iím trying out shaping metal with an English wheel, and a shrinker.


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    Any more updates to this?

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    Default DIY Metal folder

    Here is my attempt at building a metal folder.


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    Thanks for that Joe, I liked the magnetic clamp idea.
    Kryn
    To grow old is mandatory, growing up is optional.

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    Joe
    Nice idea on the magnet, a mates got a magnabend fabricated but canít afford the copper windings for it, this may help him out.
    By the way Grays have a Yard Clearing auction at Mittagong with a few Kombi bits in it.
    H.
    Jimcracks for the rich and/or wealthy. (aka GKB '88)

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    Where have I been... awesome project.
    The bender is pretty cool, cant believe you dont have many views on YT its good viewing!
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    Thanks everyone.
    Iív spent a bit of time researching the use of bead rollers, and how I can use that to create better panels for my project.
    Here is my first attempt.

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    Gday Joe great vid once again, I purchased one of those bead rollers and half way through the 1st bead on some 1mm material the top wheel started loosing traction and kept spinning... I though it was me doing a too heavier run(was only 1/3 of a turn of the depth adjuster thingo at a time).
    So I though Id change the large dies to some thing smaller thats when I found the bottom wheel freewheeling
    Its back at H&Fs getting fixed ATM, what I found is the lower shaft not engaging in the offset gearbox... some numbskull who assembled it at the factory didnt place the spline key fully into its slot and proceeded to seat it home with a hammer! (the only touch up paint on the whole machine is on that gearbox which too me says its been hit as no other touched up paint chips are evident on the machine and theres a number of paint chips on it...)
    AS I removed the gear box it was easy to see as the key was chewed up and the slot was blown out at the side rear, obviously the key was half in half out just enough to pass QC.

    So it will need a new lower shaft and key... well it better have as I will not except a bodgey fix it job creating a weak point on a brand new $2000 machine

    So please remove your lower offset gear box and make sure that tiny undersized key and slot has been assembled properly... might save the head aches later on down the track
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