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SteveV Steve Vinson
Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
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https://www.facebook.com/events/429086704185896/

I know many of you aren't on the Facebook. So here is the information for our upcoming event 9 AM May 19th.

Loren Richards has invited our group to his workshop to learn some basic metal shaping techniques.
You will want to bring your buck or form to have something to practice on. You will also need to bring some aluminum sheets to work with. Loren recommends .063 or .050 thickness 3003 h14 grade aluminum for shaped panels, but 5052 can work for panels that will have less shape...like a side panel. Bring your CycleKart if want, we may have an opportunity to run a bit and share our karts with others in the area.
This event is for Arizona CycleKart Club Members, if you want to attend, but are not a member, just send me a message.
Please respond here or on Facebook if you plan to attend so that we can have enough food for lunch. Thanks!

Space is limited so we really need an RSVP on this.

Address:
920 Heather Ln.
Chino Valley, AZ 86323



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Dave 46 Robert Davison
Toppenish, WA, USA   USA
That sounds like a good learning experience. Too far for me. I went to a Gene Winfield metal working workshop/class a few years ago and learned a lot in that two day class.

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Here is a short video of our day of learning metal forming techniques.

We had a great time and really learned a lot. Loren was so generous with his time and talents and showing us how aluminum sheet can be made into just about any shape.

Cheers,
Steve



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Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
1924 Ford Model T "Viscount Vinson Special"
1927 CycleKart American "Mono Wasp"
Photo 1 Loren shows us how to make a paper pattern. This is used to get the aluminum close to the correct dimensions. Make a template of one side, mark the aluminum and then flip the template to mark the other side. This make sure that both sides are symmetrical.


Photo 2 My son (Stevey Joe) and I are working with the English Wheel. The top wheel has a rubber surface. The rubber wheel will allow the metal to bend only one way. This put a very nice curve on the edges of the aluminum to form the hood piece that we had made the template from. It only took about 30 -45 minutes to make the entire hood.

Photo 3 The finished hood for Dennis Thomas' "Studebaker". It turned out really nice.

Photo 4 3D Printed AZ CycleKart logo. Loren has a 3D printer and made up a few of these for us.
Its amazing what those 3D printers can do. I am considering investing in one...image all the cool things you could make? Gauges, pedal covers, grills, Emblems....the list is huge.



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Dave 46 Robert Davison
Toppenish, WA, USA   USA
Good stuff, I have a Harbor Freight English wheel that I snagged when the local store decided that they didn't want it taking up space on the floor anymore. I had to go back with the part number to buy the extra bottom anvils as they had them on the shelf in the back.

I haven't got to do anything except play with it yet though.

Wikispeeder Bruce C
Tewksbury, MA, USA   USA
As a matter of fact, the HF English wheels are on sale right now, in case this thread inspired anybody (Predator motors too)

Looks like a great seminar! There's nothing like putting shape into sheet metal.

-Bruce



- Bruce



"Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught." - Winston Churchill

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Bilthoven, Bilthoven, Netherlands   NLD
That sounds like a good learning experience.

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Ogden, UT, USA   USA
Is there going to be another?

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SteveV Steve Vinson
Phoenix, AZ, USA   USA
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No plans right now. But maybe.



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