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 Post subject: Kurtis rear
PostPosted: November 2, 2019, 5:09 pm 
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Finished welding headrest in. About 1hr per foot to metal finish if i dont screw up. Getting close. Had to do some re-shaping to get it to look right.

I use the Pro Shaper shrinking disc to make super smooth. Needed small one to get into tight curves. Made one out of phenolic laminate that fits 4-1/2 angle grinder. Really shrinks small areas very quickly without removing any metal


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PostPosted: November 2, 2019, 8:15 pm 
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Fantastic workmanship Sean.
About the shrinking disc you fabbed, please show and tell in detail. I'm interested in making one.
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PostPosted: November 3, 2019, 1:22 pm 
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horchoha wrote:
Fantastic workmanship Sean.
About the shrinking disc you fabbed, please show and tell in detail. I'm interested in making one.
:cheers:


I'll second that motion!!! Beautiful work, Sean! And please, more info on the disc!

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PostPosted: November 3, 2019, 2:57 pm 
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Thanks for the compliments. Its hard to get the shape right and smooth it out. One seems to fight the other.

Here is a pic of my shrinking disc. I have only used it on aluminum. Im sure it works on steel...might wear faster, might not??

It is phenolic laminate (linen) It started out an inch thick. Gets rounded with use. Leaves char behind which shows high spots
Hit a spot then quench with damp rag and it shrinks easily.

I also have a large disc from Pro Shaper tools. Works great on large areas but need to lube with soapy water. Also need to periodically sand aluminum build up off
disc otherwise it becomes a grinder. The phenolic disc has no build up bc it doesnt remove material

https://www.proshaper.com/product-categ ... king-disc/


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