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John Bonnett
August 20, 2017, 9:39am Report to Moderator

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I've just come across this Triumph related metal shaping video which I really like and just shows what is possible using only hand tools

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8eGGrdnSrg

And another video showing restoration works on a Vitesse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=816JkG0QhTU


La Coupe Florio 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-rtCbygnIM
GT6 to Spain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtFH-Q3n2Gg

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piman
August 20, 2017, 1:18pm Report to Moderator


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Hello John,

hammer forming is a good and effective way of shaping panels.

Just a little safety note, the man in the video used a soft hammer to hit the other hammer which is correct. Hitting a steel hammer with another steel hammer carries the risk of splintering shards that could, if you are very unlucky lose you an eye.

Alec


Oswestry, Shropshire.

Mk1 1\2 P.I.,Jaguar Mk 2, very long term restoration. Jaguar X Type estate 2.5, Hymer 564 motorhome.
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Ridgetone Triumph
August 20, 2017, 2:18pm Report to Moderator


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It is easy if you have been practicing this type of panel fabrication  


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John Bonnett
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Quoted from piman
Hello John,

hammer forming is a good and effective way of shaping panels.

Just a little safety note, the man in the video used a soft hammer to hit the other hammer which is correct. Hitting a steel hammer with another steel hammer carries the risk of splintering shards that could, if you are very unlucky lose you an eye.

Alec



He does make that point in the video Alec.


La Coupe Florio 2015
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GT6 to Spain
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JohnD
August 20, 2017, 4:04pm Report to Moderator


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Or, ANY 'striking'procedure.

I know of a man who was working alongside another, who was using a bolster and hammer to chase a wiring conduit into a wall.
The top of the bolster had not been ground down recently and a piece split off, hitting him in the eye, penetrating it and blinding him.

Always trim the top of striking tools and WEAR EYE PROTECTION!
Even if you are not doing that particular job!

John


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JohnD
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Or, ANY 'striking'procedure.

I know of a man who was working alongside another, who was using a bolster and hammer to chase a wiring conduit into a wall.
The top of the bolster had not been ground down recently and a piece splintered off, hitting him in the eye, penetrating it and blinding him.
Such projectiles move as fast as a bullet.

Always trim the top of striking tools and WEAR EYE PROTECTION!
Even if you are not doing that particular job!

John


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ferny
August 20, 2017, 5:01pm Report to Moderator

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That's different. The tool wasn't maintained properly and failed.

Didn't Mythbusters or similar test the theory of two hammers fracturing if struck together and found it not to be true?


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If in doubt, do up until you hear the crack and then go another 1/4 turn to ensure tightness.
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nicmk1est
August 20, 2017, 6:45pm Report to Moderator


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selfmade repair panels is good for the soul,instead of chucking new panels at it which hurts the wallet  


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Nick Jones
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Quoted from nicmk1est
selfmade repair panels is good for the soul,instead of chucking new panels at it which hurts the wallet  


Amen to that.....  

Nick


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Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
2.5 PI Saloon now EFI (PIe?), Engine rebuilt and running sweet.  Diff howling...... Survivor of HCR 2013 & 2014 Gone to live in Swansea

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piman
August 21, 2017, 6:00am Report to Moderator


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Hello John,

I missed that as I did not listen to it merely watched it.

Alec


Oswestry, Shropshire.

Mk1 1\2 P.I.,Jaguar Mk 2, very long term restoration. Jaguar X Type estate 2.5, Hymer 564 motorhome.
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Hogie
August 21, 2017, 8:05am Report to Moderator
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Hi Folks,
           as John pointed out when the top of the chisel/bolster becomes ragged it can become dangerous.

Tidying it up is called dressing.  Similar applies to a grindstone wheel.

There is no reason to have a chisel that is tatty - keep it clean and tidy and it will reward you.

Roger


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piman
August 21, 2017, 8:37am Report to Moderator


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Hello Hogie,

I had a builder doing some work for me and his chisel was really mushroomed, about 180 degrees. I cleaned it up for him and his comment was "I've never heard of anyone doing that"! Totally unaware of the hazard.

Alec


Oswestry, Shropshire.

Mk1 1\2 P.I.,Jaguar Mk 2, very long term restoration. Jaguar X Type estate 2.5, Hymer 564 motorhome.
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John Bonnett
August 21, 2017, 9:30am Report to Moderator

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Quite amusing how threads can drift. I just thought it would be of interest to add the video to highlight how practical it is for anyone with just the basic hand tools to make quite complex shape repair panels. As has already been mentioned, there's a huge satisfaction in having made a part from scratch as well as the saving on the pocket.


La Coupe Florio 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-rtCbygnIM
GT6 to Spain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtFH-Q3n2Gg

Located Whiddon Down Devon
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John Bonnett
August 21, 2017, 9:30am Report to Moderator

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Quite amusing how threads can drift. I just thought it would be of interest to add the video to highlight how practical it is for anyone with just the basic hand tools to make quite complex shape repair panels. As has already been mentioned, there's a huge satisfaction in having made a part from scratch as well as the saving in the pocket.


La Coupe Florio 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-rtCbygnIM
GT6 to Spain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtFH-Q3n2Gg

Located Whiddon Down Devon
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JohnD
August 21, 2017, 9:57am Report to Moderator


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Indeed, John!   But its like a friendly conversation, over a drink or a meall. Can start anywhere and given interesting people can and will go anywhere.   Except of course politics or religion!!

John


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