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I tried to get one of these for the ol man; back ordered until I think 3rd wk of Jan. Meh. Now I have to go shopping with crowds. Thanks for sharing all your tips and tricks guys.

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pretty good video and this guy has lots more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLhU...ture=endscreen
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The thought of making a sedan delivery out of a Nomad makes as much sense as most of the cars on the "Come on now" thread but this info on the tools was very good.

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I think I posted the wrong video. I think someone else posted that video and I had copied but not pasted it yet and then later must have thought I copy and pasted a youtube page called "william longyard" but didn't press the button right so it pasted the wrong link.

Anyhow, check out William Longyard. Some good stuff on his page.
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Mine has been delivered and looks to be just right for small panels..Will let you know how it works or just ask..

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so what do you think? The wheels in the pics look sort of thin. I'd be concerned with tracking, and as long John mentioned, no flat spots. Just wondering what to expect. After watching an hour of Wray shellin on the english wheel with huge wide wheels I guess it would make any wheel look thin.
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The little wheel is just fine as is .. Not perfect but you can get a decent patch panel from it... I do not worry too much about tracking but more about getting the shape I need as any minor imperfections can be solved with some high build primer. But ti is my opinion.. With one of these little wheels a stump and a mallet one can make a lot of panels..

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a lazze trick

I saw a trick on one of lazze's videos but didn't find it on youtube. He drew a large grid on the panel. Starting out I had trouble tracking and trying to prevent getting track marks. one of lazze's students installed a cheap harbor freight laser line marker on the english wheel. when you roll across the panel and get to the end you watch the lazer line and you can do the slight rotation of the panel to roll back, making those lines just a couple degrees each time as you evenly work across the panel.
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The little wheel is just fine as is .. Not perfect but you can get a decent patch panel from it... I do not worry too much about tracking but more about getting the shape I need as any minor imperfections can be solved with some high build primer. But ti is my opinion.. With one of these little wheels a stump and a mallet one can make a lot of panels..

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thanks for that. That's exactly what's on my list. Wray Schellin has some pretty good videos on stump shrinking and got me all jazzed up on getting a stump. Not sure if my harbor freight plastic mallets have enough weight on them to create good shrinks but I have an old maple bat I've been eyeing.
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lower wheel flats

there is quite a bit of discussion on metalmeet on why you need flats . I haven't polished my HF wheels or checked for flats. here's another link for flats
http://www.justinbaker.co.uk/pdf/EW10000Anvils.pdf
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I've found the key with using mine was to not try to push it too fast. If you try to force it to shape the metal too quickly you'll get tracks, but even then they can be worked out by more rolling. Better to not get them in the first place.
I also think an experienced metal fabricator who has used an English wheel will have better luck with it than most of us do. We're learning, and doing so on an entry level wheel, so we have double trouble, but I still like it. Better than pounding sheetmetal on the ground or a sand bag, and trying to use filler to make it smooth.
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got any projects you want to share with us?
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I haven't really built anything for any of my cars. Just playing around working metal to get myself some practice. I'm a total newb to the wheel, so I want to see what it did. Started out with some aluminum sheet I had just to see what it might do to soft metal. Then progressed to thin 20 ga. scraps about 12" sq. and worked them into contours. Most of this will just go into the scrap bin, but some gets pulled out to see how far I can push the contours.
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anyone else waiting on the Jan 20th stock to come in? I'll say I momentarily "stepped out of line" and when I got back in the line the date was pushed back to Feb 20th. Wondering if anyone who stayed in line has gotten their date pushed back too.
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I've gotten no updates since my Jan. ETA.
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hopefully you get yours soon and not have to wait another month like me.
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