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> Fabrication & Welding "Workshop Day" in the North Bay?, CONFIRMED Date: Saturday, June 2
tygaboy
post Mar 26 2018, 06:36 PM
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EDIT: CONFIRMED Date: Saturday, June 2
Attendees/Project/Tools Updated as of May 29.
A few plans have changed, as you can see below so we should have more than enough room for the still-planned projects.

If I've gotten anything wrong, please let me know.

Mototrooper - Roof Panel - English Wheel
Andyrew - Roll Bar - Cold Saw/Bender
MartyYeoman - ?? - Band saw/Roll bender
Edward Blume - /6 mount install - TIG welder
Tazz - Roll Bar - Cold Saw/Bender
BuddyV - GT roll bar install - TIG welder (Moved to attendee)

Attendees/Tips & Tricks:
NapaSteve
Morph
Rand (?)
RetroRacer - TIG tips
Kreiger
Markhoward - Sheet metal welding tips
RoadGlue
Strawman
Mike Bellis
BuddyV
Dan10101
ValcoOscar
MotoTrooper

DISCLAIMER: I'm a hobbyist, not a professional, but...

Back when I was into making carbon fiber stuff, I hosted a "Composite Party" at my place.

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=150212

20 + folks showed up and everyone made a simple carbon fiber part. It was a great time and I was thinking it'd be fun to do something like this with the 914 World folks.

So, how about a get together at my place in Petaluma where we could talk about fabrication and welding and attendees could make things?

- Maybe you'd like to learn about and bend up your own roll bar? (Andrew (IMG:style_emoticons/default/poke.gif) )
- Or do you need some sheet metal cut on the plasma table and bent up on the mag brake and want to give a go to doing it yourself?
- Are you trying to fabricate a part for rust repair and could use a tool I may have?
- You're bored - and watching others do stuff like this is better than sitting at home?

I'm sure I could persuade Martin to attend and he can demo un-f-ing-believable TIG welding and other fabrication techniques.

If nothing else, it'd be fun to meet up in person and "talk teeners"!

Anyway, let me know if you're interested, what you'd like to make or learn a bit more about and let's see what we can put together.

EDIT: Tools that will be available:
- Hydraulic bender w/ various dies.
- Hydraulic press
- Tubing notcher
- Roll bender w/various dies
- Plasma table
- 48" sheet metal brake
- bead roller
- shrinker / strecther
- English wheel
- fixturing table
- band saw (al and steel)
- cold saw
- TIG welder
- MIG welder
- 9" lathe
- Body working hammers/dollies
- Misc. hand tools


If you need material, I can coordinate getting it here.

Sheet metal and non DOM tube is available at Van Bebber Bros in Petaluma
DOM tube can be ordered from Tube Service in Milpitas, CA and they will deliver for $20.

Please PM me and we can schedule a time to talk about what you need.

Chris
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post Mar 26 2018, 06:57 PM
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I'm up for it.

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post Mar 26 2018, 07:15 PM
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I'm in! Have a 1/4 floor replacement and hell hole repair staring me in the face. New to sheet metal replacement and would love to learn some skills..
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post Mar 26 2018, 07:54 PM
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QUOTE(tygaboy @ Mar 26 2018, 08:36 PM) *

DISCLAIMER: I'm a hobbyist, not a professional, but...

Back when I was into making carbon fiber stuff, I hosted a "Composite Party" at my place.

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=150212

20 + folks showed up and everyone made a simple carbon fiber part. It was a great time and I was thinking it'd be fun to do something like this with the 914 World folks.

So, how about a get together at my place in Petaluma where we could talk about fabrication and welding and attendees could make things?

- Maybe you'd like to learn about and bend up your own roll bar? (Andrew (IMG:style_emoticons/default/poke.gif) )
- Or do you need some sheet metal cut on the plasma table and bent up on the mag brake and want to give a go to doing it yourself?
- Are you trying to fabricate a part for rust repair and could use a tool I may have?
- You're bored - and watching others do stuff like this is better than sitting at home?

I'm sure I could persuade Martin to attend and he can demo un-f-ing-believable TIG welding and other fabrication techniques.

If nothing else, it'd be fun to meet up in person and "talk teeners"!

Anyway, let me know if you're interested, what you'd like to make or learn a bit more about and let's see what we can put together.

Chris


why can't we do this on the EAST coast?
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post Mar 26 2018, 10:13 PM
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I think it is a great idea, I love fabrication and welding.
There was a time that I did OK with a Mig and even a few of my Tig welds were acceptable.

Also Petaluma has one of my favorite breweries.

Now I just have to hope the date is workable.

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post Mar 26 2018, 10:51 PM
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I’m in. I just bought a big ol’ Miller TIG welder and would love some pointers. Also, my first “real job” out of college was managing Petaluma Transit. So it’d be fun hading back to to Petyerllama. I’m happy to contribute some funds to help get this going, too. What dates are you considering?
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post Mar 27 2018, 12:25 AM
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Do you have tools? I can pay for materials because id love to bend up a roll bar but considering I live in an apartment i have no tooling (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif) but id be in!
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post Mar 27 2018, 07:36 AM
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post Mar 27 2018, 07:42 AM
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QUOTE(tazz9924 @ Mar 26 2018, 11:25 PM) *

Do you have tools? I can pay for materials because id love to bend up a roll bar but considering I live in an apartment i have no tooling (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif) but id be in!


Yes, I have some tools... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) , including a bender suitable for your roll bar - assuming you use 1.5" OD tube.

I'll edit the initial post with a list of tools that are available.
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post Mar 27 2018, 07:47 AM
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QUOTE(Krieger @ Mar 27 2018, 06:36 AM) *

YES! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif)
Concern : Do we have to wear those funny clog type shoes you wear? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)


Well, it never hurts to try and flatter people who may be able to do you a favor. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/happy11.gif)
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post Mar 27 2018, 08:00 AM
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QUOTE(strawman @ Mar 26 2018, 09:51 PM) *

I’m in. I just bought a big ol’ Miller TIG welder and would love some pointers. Also, my first “real job” out of college was managing Petaluma Transit. So it’d be fun hading back to to Petyerllama. I’m happy to contribute some funds to help get this going, too. What dates are you considering?
Geoff


Geoff - Not set on dates. I figure we give folks plenty of runway as some may need to source material so maybe end of May or so?
I'm pretty flexible so let's see what works for most people and go from there.
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we do this on the east coast. next one is 4/21.
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QUOTE(tygaboy @ Mar 27 2018, 06:47 AM) *

QUOTE(Krieger @ Mar 27 2018, 06:36 AM) *

YES! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif)
Concern : Do we have to wear those funny clog type shoes you wear? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)


Well, it never hurts to try and flatter people who may be able to do you a favor. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/happy11.gif)


I thought I was (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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QUOTE(tygaboy @ Mar 27 2018, 08:00 AM) *

QUOTE(strawman @ Mar 26 2018, 09:51 PM) *

I’m in. I just bought a big ol’ Miller TIG welder and would love some pointers. Also, my first “real job” out of college was managing Petaluma Transit. So it’d be fun hading back to to Petyerllama. I’m happy to contribute some funds to help get this going, too. What dates are you considering?
Geoff


Geoff - Not set on dates. I figure we give folks plenty of runway as some may need to source material so maybe end of May or so?
I'm pretty flexible so let's see what works for most people and go from there.


Hmmm. Narrow chance at this point, but I'm trying to figure out if I can get to Petaluma over Memorial weekend to celebrate a friend's birthday. I already have a schedule conflict making it difficult, but I'll be watching this thread to see what might shake out.
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QUOTE(bbrock @ Mar 27 2018, 08:07 AM) *

QUOTE(tygaboy @ Mar 27 2018, 08:00 AM) *

QUOTE(strawman @ Mar 26 2018, 09:51 PM) *

I’m in. I just bought a big ol’ Miller TIG welder and would love some pointers. Also, my first “real job” out of college was managing Petaluma Transit. So it’d be fun hading back to to Petyerllama. I’m happy to contribute some funds to help get this going, too. What dates are you considering?
Geoff


Geoff - Not set on dates. I figure we give folks plenty of runway as some may need to source material so maybe end of May or so?
I'm pretty flexible so let's see what works for most people and go from there.


Hmmm. Narrow chance at this point, but I'm trying to figure out if I can get to Petaluma over Memorial weekend to celebrate a friend's birthday. I already have a schedule conflict making it difficult, but I'll be watching this thread to see what might shake out.


Brent - No matter the dates for this event, if you get to Petaluma, we simply must meet up!
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Got a bunch of frequent flyer miles I need to use up now that I'm retired. Whats the closest airport?
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Chris - I'm in. End of May would work for me; some beginner TIG lessons would be great; let me know if I can bring anything over,

- Tony
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Got a bunch of frequent flyer miles I need to use up now that I'm retired. Whats the closest airport?


Santa Rosa is closest at ~20 miles, then Oakland at about an hour away, depending on time/traffic.
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QUOTE(tygaboy @ Mar 27 2018, 06:42 AM) *

QUOTE(tazz9924 @ Mar 26 2018, 11:25 PM) *

Do you have tools? I can pay for materials because id love to bend up a roll bar but considering I live in an apartment i have no tooling (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif) but id be in!


Yes, I have some tools... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) , including a bender suitable for your roll bar - assuming you use 1.5" OD tube.

I'll edit the initial post with a list of tools that are available.

Yay!
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Can I bring a car and install a /6 mount?
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