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#698918 - 06/18/17 2:56 pm Alloy tank  
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I may try to make an alloy tank that will sit under a fibreglass cover

I wondered if it was possible to create a wooden buck out of slices of ply, and laminate them together, creating a solid wooden buck
I would then hammer the life out of a sheet of alli to form the outside and get a welder to fit the resulting parts together

I have also seen the videos where a skeletal buck is made with ribs and the parts worked on a sandbag and trial fitted

Am I daft in thinking that hammering a sheet over a solid form is workable?

Ta

#698986 - 06/19/17 3:02 am Re: Alloy tank [Re: AngloBike]  
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Go here, join, and peruse the archives

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/usercp.php

Another time sink. bigt

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#699158 - 06/20/17 5:42 pm Re: Alloy tank [Re: AngloBike]  
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Hammering over a male form requires shrinking. A female form requires stretching which is easier. One technique is to use a Delrin plastic ball on an air hammer to push the sheet into the form. There are videos showing this.
If you are not concerned about volume you can make a crude tank from several single curved sheets since you are covering it with glass anyway.

#699418 - 06/23/17 12:33 pm Re: Alloy tank [Re: AngloBike]  
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