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    Default Re: What's in a pro's shop?

    Quote Originally Posted by X child
    Isn't that what a bending brake is for?
    Guess I can update the things on Zed's list I don't know what they are. LOL!

    I'll get some picks up directly, just got back from the beach today so hopefully this week I'll get my new PSU in and get some pics up. Cable management is horrible right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesDer
    Yes ... But I think Zed thought you wanted to make nice curves. That is not what brakes are for.
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    Default Re: What's in a pro's shop?

    Add an English Wheel and most any other sheet metal working tool out there to that list.

    Examples:
    all types of grinders
    Powered Nibblers (real good thing to have)
    lots of GOOD files


    If your in it big time maybe a Laser Cutter, CNC, or WaterJet
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    not many pro modders will use an English wheel but it might not be a bad idea to have around, powered nibblers are cool but if you have a jig saw its not really needed. However I have had my idea on the Microlux powered nibbler only because I like cool toys like that.

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    English wheel is awsome tool and becomin one of the lost arts because of the power hammer

    If you want todo sheet metal fab learn the wheel, then the power hammer
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    Is the English wheel the thing that Jesse James, custom motorcycle guy, uses to make gas tanks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by X child
    Is the English wheel the thing that Jesse James, custom motorcycle guy, uses to make gas tanks?
    yes, although its been a while since I've seen the show I know custom bike shops use english wheels to make tanks, fenders and seats for bikes. Now all I have to do is get a nice rigid chopper frame, and S&S motor and an english wheel and make one. Sold my bike and Im antsy to get or build another. Paul wanna help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by X child
    Is the English wheel the thing that Jesse James, custom motorcycle guy, uses to make gas tanks?
    I remember seeing one of his shows a while ago where he used a power planishing hammer to make a gas tank. Actually he started it by hand hammering it as an example of how they use to do it before they had a power hammer

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    I've been a few metal fabrication factories over the last few months looks at laser cutters with envy along with cnc machines of all kinds.

    I just want a workshop and to stop using my office hehe
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    Most places I've seen use the power hammer, except for that OCC show, that Rick guy does everything by hand or at least the part they show on TV, that I've seen.

    I want to get into the machine shop at my school but I'm to cheep to take all the other classes needed. I think that you can take "personnel interest" classes that will let you skip the prerequisites, but the class/classes donít count for credit.
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