Ognib

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  • Full Name Ray Haines

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  1. Ognib added a topic in Big Boyz   

    Ognibs other deuce
    Since I'm not doing much actual building on the roadster right now & needing something to do to give a creative outlet, I've been puttering around with this one.
    This is kinda where it's at, at this point & if you all are interested, I'll regress to the beginning & tell it's story.







     
    Please bear with me, the new software seems to require a different technique for loading pictures...I'll get it figured out.
    Also noticed can't preview new posts.   hummm
    Thanks for your patienc
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  2. Ognib added a post in a topic 1:8 scratch deuce   

    Hey Bob, good to "see" you ...not a lot of visible progress...other than I'm just a week or so away from having the cash for the welder.
    I refuse to use plastic for buying for my hobby.
    I've located a local source for all of the mold making supplies as well as the investment plaster I'll need for the aluminum parts.
    A new friend, as it turns out, is aircraft/aerospace cert on tig in exotic metals...is a small parts specialist, actually & has agreed to coach me in the finer points of doing a good solid "stack of dimes" bead on my parts.
    Now what's the odds on making that connection at such an appropriate time?!
    So, although nothing really to shoot & post for pics, good progress is being made.
    Should be realizing aluminum parts to assemble sometime in the winter.
    Work on the bucks is ongoing & very tedious & slow...short spurts on that as my focus seems to fry after 30 min or so.
    Best
  3. Ognib added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Mock-Up Step 2 Pics 8-28   

    Very nice! 
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  4. Ognib added a post in a topic 1:8 scratch deuce   

    Thanks for the review on the machine...good to know.
    I've bought from them before & their product was always first rate.
    The fact that aluminum is such a fickle beast is much of what makes this project such a worthy challenge.
  5. Ognib added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Mock-Up Step 2 Pics 8-28   

    Have you weighed the engine, trans as a unit?
  6. Ognib added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Mock-Up Step 2 Pics 8-28   

    Nice!
    The close up shots tell the true story.
  7. 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.
  8. Ognib added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered....Motor Update, new pics   

    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!
  9. Ognib added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered....Motor Update, new pics   

    Is this the tin alloy that you mentioned?
    Looks real good!
  10. Ognib added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered....Motor Update, new pics   

    Nice work, Michael!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. Ognib added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Mock-Up Step 2 Pics 8-28   

    Looking good!
    Definitely enjoy the set-up pics of the work in progress.
  15. 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."