UNIVERSAL BAT VEHICLE: WELDING, TOOL MAKING, AND SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
Batmobile Forum
 Batmobile Home          Batmobile Builders     Calendar     Who's On

Welcome Guest ( Login | Register )
        


«««2425262728»»

UNIVERSAL BAT VEHICLE: WELDING, TOOL MAKING,... Expand / Collapse
Author
Message
Posted 9/7/2018 7:12:12 PM
Has NO LIFE!!

Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!


Last Login: Yesterday @ 7:33:18 PM
Posts: 2,135, Visits: 3,034
Placed a copy of this post here for anyone planning to and/or actually building a Bat Vehicle.
One more thing I learned about cutting metal with metal cutting cirular saws.
Use a full-size portable metal cutting circular for straight cut lines 2-3" or longer.
Though you could use the full-sized saw on all cuts it becomes hard to cut the 2-3" because of visibility.
So, I use a small 20V Dewalt metal cutting circular saw to cut the 2-3" cuts. vertigo


  Post Attachments 
PICT0054.JPG (5 views, 274.13 KB)
Post #160913
Posted 9/8/2018 6:36:59 PM
Has NO LIFE!!

Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!


Last Login: Yesterday @ 7:33:18 PM
Posts: 2,135, Visits: 3,034
Placed a copy of this post here for anyone planning to and/or actually building a Bat Vehicle.
Sly "What's the noise like on these saws? I guess they're pretty loud."

Metal working Cutting/Welding Processes

Typical noise levels: Some of these may surprise you.

Metal Cutting Circular Saw: up to 120 dB(A) (about the same as cutting plywood with wood cutting circular saw but not quite as loud as a chain saw.)

Grinding: 95 – 105 dB(A)

Flame cutting-oxy/acetylene: up to 100 dB(A) (typically about 90dB(A)

Plasma cutting (hand-held up to 100A, cutting up to 25mm thickness only): 98 – 105 dB(A)

MIG : 95 – 102 dB(A)

ARC (stick welder) :85 - 95 dB(A)

TIG: up to 75 dB(A)

Air arc gouging: 100 – 115 dB(A)

“De-slagging”/chipping: 105 dB(A)
Post #160925
Posted 9/12/2018 7:37:44 PM
Has NO LIFE!!

Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!


Last Login: Yesterday @ 7:33:18 PM
Posts: 2,135, Visits: 3,034
Placed a copy of this post here for anyone planning to and/or actually building a Bat Vehicle.
Cutting out the nose cone weapons pod top plate.
Here is an example of making straight edge guide hand held plasma cuts with stops.
One problem when making hand held plasma cuts with a straight edge guide
is cutting past where you wanted to stop.
Stops are used to make precise stops of the hand held plasma torch.
Most hand held plasma torches have a drag shield with a stand off edge of 3/16 inch. and s stand off height of 3/16".
So, straight edge hand held plasma torch guides are usually cut from 3/16" thick X 3/4" for cutting 4-feet or less.
On cuts longer than 4-feet the straight edge guides are cut from 3/16" thick X 2-3" flats.
Hand held portable metal cutting circular saws have replaced hand-held plasma torches for cutting straight lines on 1/16-1/4" plate steel. You can also cut 3/8" thick steel but blade cutting linear feet decrease significantly. Cuts made with metal cutting circular saws are clean and sharp needing only a light pass with a grinder or file to break the sharp edge.
vertigo




  Post Attachments 
PICT0001 (3).JPG (9 views, 322.36 KB)
PICT0004 (3).JPG (4 views, 290.63 KB)
PICT0006 (2).JPG (4 views, 342.74 KB)
PICT0007 (2).JPG (7 views, 267.13 KB)
Post #160942
Posted 9/15/2018 7:40:15 PM
Has NO LIFE!!

Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!


Last Login: Yesterday @ 7:33:18 PM
Posts: 2,135, Visits: 3,034
Placed a copy of this post here for anyone planning to and/or actually building a Bat Vehicle.
Cut out the nose cone cannon sleeve slits for both side panels of the nose cone weapons pad.
Here are some images of a trick I used to cut these elliptical slits.
Since the cannon sleeves are going to be heavily welded to support the slip in cannon barrels I don't need to
have really clean cuts.
Many hand held plasma torch users are unaware that steel can be plasma cut with a wooden template guide.
I plasma cut these elliptical slits in around 3-minutes each.
So, why would I make a template from wood. Short run quick cutting a couple of parts for welding.
Cutting templates from wood is easier and quicker than cutting them from any other material.
Wood templates are good for 2-6 cuts. vertigo


  Post Attachments 
PICT0013 (3).JPG (5 views, 226.02 KB)
PICT0021 (1).JPG (4 views, 234.02 KB)
PICT0025 (1).JPG (7 views, 208.12 KB)
Post #160959
Posted 10/21/2018 5:58:18 PM
Has NO LIFE!!

Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!


Last Login: Yesterday @ 7:33:18 PM
Posts: 2,135, Visits: 3,034
Placed a copy of this post here for anyone planning to and/or building a Bat Vehicle.

Here are some of my favorite block sanders from eastwood.com
that I have used and what each one is used for.

AF44L Dura-Block Kit Includes:

AF4400 Standard Block 3/4"H x 1-3/8"W x 11"L
This block is designed to follow contours or flats. No dents, no ripples.

AF4401 1/3 Block 1-1/2"H x 2-5/8"W x 5-1/2"L
This block is designed to follow slightly curved or flat panels without digging into fill material.

AF4402 2/3 Block 1-3/8"H x 2-5/8"W x 11"L
This block is designed to allow the user to accurately block flat panels and panels with slight curves.

AF4403 Full Size Block 1-3/8"H x 2-5/8"W x 16"L
A favorite among the professionals when blocking large surfaces.

AF4404 Round Block 11"L x 1-1/4" Thick
This is the "Round" style block. Use to sand and block highly curved surfaces.

AF4405 Scruff Block 1/2"H x 2-1/2"W x 5-3/8"L
This block is designed for sanding and prep work. It allows for easy use and much improved durability and firmness.

AF4408S Dura-Scrub
The Hand Soap with Built in Scrubber! The professional hand soap with a special scrubbing pad built into every bar. Scrubbing and soaping is now done in one easy process.
vertigo


  Post Attachments 
31160infoimage640[1].jpg (7 views, 101.30 KB)
Post #161101
Posted 10/21/2018 10:38:26 PM
Junior Member

Junior MemberJunior MemberJunior MemberJunior MemberJunior MemberJunior MemberJunior MemberJunior Member


Last Login: Yesterday @ 7:58:37 PM
Posts: 10, Visits: 43
Hey Vertigo-

Thank you for the warm welcome and the tips-

I've always wanted a set of those Eastwood Durablock sanding blocks, but have never bit the bullet. Do you recommend them??

Thanks again-

-Adam


-Waz
Post #161102
Posted 10/22/2018 7:05:05 PM
Has NO LIFE!!

Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!


Last Login: Yesterday @ 7:33:18 PM
Posts: 2,135, Visits: 3,034
hey WAERZENGINEER,
It would depend on how much you would use them.
It's nice to have them all in one tool box.
Have not needed any other since I bought mine. vertigo
Post #161106
Posted 10/23/2018 8:34:14 PM
Has NO LIFE!!

Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!


Last Login: Yesterday @ 7:33:18 PM
Posts: 2,135, Visits: 3,034
Placed a copy of this post here for anyone planning to and/or actually building a bat Vehicle.
Here is my favorites for use with dura-blocks. I order off Amazon
Dura-Gold Premium - 40-600 Grit Gold - Longboard Continuous Roll 20 Yards long by 2-3/4" wide PSA Self Adhesive Sticky back Longboard Sandpaper for Automotive and Woodworking by Dura-Gold
Sizes: 40-600 Grit
40-Grit
80-Grit
120-Grit
150-Grit
180-Grit
220-Grit
320-Grit
400-Grit
600-Grit
40-600 Grit DURA-GOLD Premium Gold LONGBOARD FILE SANDPAPER 2 3/4" x 20 Yard PSA Roll
Shaping Body Filler, Removing Paint, Rough Feather Edging, Primer/Metal Sanding
Dura-Gold Sandpaper delivers a fast, exceptionally long lasting cut that increases your productivity.
Used on: Pneumatic Air File Shoes, Hand Sanding Blocks, Firm or Flexible Longboard File Boards.
Provides Exceptional Sanding Performance, so you can get the job done fast, saving you time and money!
$17.96 & FREE shipping on orders over $25.00.









  Post Attachments 
81Jw2vbCQ4L._SL1500_[1].jpg (4 views, 290.31 KB)
Post #161115
Posted 10/25/2018 5:52:31 PM
Junior Member

Junior MemberJunior MemberJunior MemberJunior MemberJunior MemberJunior MemberJunior MemberJunior Member


Last Login: Yesterday @ 7:58:37 PM
Posts: 10, Visits: 43
Good Info- Thank you!

While in university, I made the mistake of buying cheap "Gator" wetsand paper to polish an engine I was building... (package looked similar to 3M paper)

The first pass of the paper and all the "grit" on the paper was wiped away; only the paper backing was left!

Sandpaper is worth paying for!


-Waz
Post #161124
Posted 11/7/2018 10:37:45 AM
Has NO LIFE!!

Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!Has NO LIFE!!


Last Login: Yesterday @ 7:33:18 PM
Posts: 2,135, Visits: 3,034
WAERZENGINEER
" I've read some of your posts about your CNC Plasma cutter but never saw any specifics."

hey WAERZENGINEER,
You will find quite a few detailed posts on this thread about plasma torch cutting, CNC plasma tables, and pattern making.
My CNC plasma table is a TORCHMATE 4 x 4.
I have not used it on my TUMBLER build, preferring to use old school methods of cutting my parts, so that others who can't afford to spend 25,000.oo on a CNC plasma table, can use my methods to build their own Bat Vehicles with relatively inexpensive tools.
You could also buy the software to create cutting files and take them to a metal shop that has a CNC to have them cut.
OR
You can also find a lot of information on building one's own CNC Router/Plasma table on SLYs B v S DOJ build log. vertigo

What other specifics are you looking for.
Post #161208
« Prev Topic | Next Topic »

«««2425262728»»

Reading This Topic Expand / Collapse
Active Users: 0 (0 guests, 0 members, 0 anonymous members)
No members currently viewing this topic.

Permissions Expand / Collapse

All times are GMT -5:00, Time now is 5:38am


Execution: 0.094. 14 queries. Compression Disabled.

Batman (1989 Version)

CLTC Club Shirts




1989 Batmobile Kit 1989 Batmobile Kits
1989 Batmobile Builders Batmobile Kit
Batmobile Kits 1989 Batmobile Builder





Batman and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics and WB.
Use of anything related to "Batman" on this site is not to infringe upon the copyrights of DC Comics or WB.
The purpose of chickslovethecar.com is to foster positive discussion about one of the greatest vehicles of all time.
This site does not sell or build any related cars or kits. © 2004-2012 chickslovethecar.com "Chicks Love The Car"
Images linked courtey of cltc.co.

You can contact us by clicking here.