Ognib

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  • Full Name Ray Haines

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  1. Ognib added a post in a topic Fairmont drag car build - Hub/hat/stud and trans tunnel update 7/28/15   

    This is really taking shape, Scott.
    Fit, proportion, stance...it's all spot on, sir!
    Well done.
  2. Ognib added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered....Metal Pouring, not Casting   

    I'm still researching technique & materials & melting cans & pouring ingots to re-melt & pour for parts.
    I've found a local resource for Smooth-on products for the urethane for the wax molds.
    They also have the waxes for pouring masters & spruing as well as investment plaster etc.
    You've been a great inspiration for me with your work & I appreciate your willingness to be a teacher.
     
    best!
  3. Ognib added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered....Metal Pouring, not Casting   

    Is this the tin alloy that you mentioned?
    Looks real good!
  4. Ognib added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered....Metal Pouring, not Casting   

    Nice work, Michael!
  5. Ognib added a post in a topic Cigarette smoke smell How to get rid of it?   

    Seems to be the default "body odor" of a lot of gigging mans guitars.
  6. Ognib added a post in a topic Cigarette smoke smell How to get rid of it?   

    I had a guitar case once that had a smoke smell.
    Bought a small negative ion generator & put it in the case for a day...problem solved.
    I've kept it plugged in in the shop & when I open the door in the morning, it works so well I can't even smell the wood that's stored there.
  7. Ognib added a post in a topic 1:8 scratch deuce   

     
    Thanks for the comments, Michael.
    Yes, it is exciting.
    My crucible is stainless steel.
    There was no adhesion of aluminum to the crucible.
    As I reported earlier, I'm melting aluminum cans & pouring ingots for use in casting.
    On the first melt, there was considerable slag.
    Re-melts of the ingots have yielded nice clean aluminum.
    Would be interested in knowing what powder you're referring to.
    As Ken mentioned earlier, I'm climbing a steep hill & most of my current activity on this is educational.
    But I'm going to figure it out & get it right!
  8. Ognib added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - New Pics 8-1   

    Looking good!
    Definitely enjoy the set-up pics of the work in progress.
  9. Ognib added a post in a topic 1:8 scratch deuce   

    Hi, Ken, I appreciate the comments.
    I like steep hills, I'm a climber.
    At my age, having a hill to climb is part of what keeps me going.
    New things to learn,

    Lost wax is the method I'm planning on using.


    P.S.
    I agree with everything you're saying, sir.
    One of the reasons I'm progressing so slowly, at this time, is the accumulation of proper materials to do this & spending time to "study it as a science before attempting to practice it as an art."
  10. Ognib added a post in a topic 1:8 scratch deuce   

    Thanks for the link, Mike, I'm checking into that.
  11. Ognib added a post in a topic 1:8 scratch deuce   

    Your brother is not alone in this.
    It built a very hot fire that melted the aluminum quickly & effectively, but the refractory material in mine is showing signs of failing after only one fire.

    Fortunately I've only got a couple dollars invested in it.

    I've done some more research & I'm going to switch to fire brick for the firebox.
    They're cheap, about 1$ each & rated to 2,000 deg f.
    I'll post some pics for you as it progresses.
  12. Ognib added a post in a topic 1:8 scratch deuce   


    Thanks, Bruce.
    Yep, summer in Mo., hot & humid.





    Thanks, Tim.
    One step at a time.
  13. Ognib added a post in a topic 1:8 scratch deuce   

    Hot work on a summer day.
    I'm a hot & sweaty kinda guy so I enjoyed it.
    Furnace worked very well.
    Melted a bunch of cans & ended up with almost a pound of clean aluminum.

    Time to pour some molds now.





  14. Ognib added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - New Pics 8-1   

    Love full on mock ups.
    Go Tim!!!
  15. Ognib added a post in a topic 1:8 scratch deuce   

    Yes it is getting interesting & exciting for me.
    Once I get a few things in place, I can provide myself a steady stream of realistic looking metal parts with which to work.
    Then the real fun begins, I can start bolting this thing together.