319 lantern from Tigerfan Mike, and some work

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319 lantern from Tigerfan Mike, and some work

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Hi guys;
I'm trying to get this wonderful gift from Tigerfans2 (Mike A.) back into shape, and I'm working on the top of the vent parts right now. This is showing how to do a process called dapping, in which you can change the shape of metal pieces, meaning mostly thin metal pieces, in order to restore a shape, or even create a new shape.

It's kind of a simple process, but may take a little practice. A very valuable skill for restoration processes.

Here is a short and not very good video I made about the dapping process. It's very effective for thinner sections of metal, whether brass, copper or even steel. You can do it! A little practice and you can change the world of worn out parts.

Thanks and much appreciation once again to Tigerfans2, Mike A. Thank you Mike. I'm working on it! :) I intend to have it beautiful before I drop off the twig!

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Very nice, I learned something new tonight !!!

Thanks DeanO
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Thanks, Dean. I have some collars that need dapping. I've been using duck-bill pliers to force the edges back to round, but now I'll try your technique.
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Very interesting and educational, Dean. Thanks for posting.
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Thanks Dean. I've done that, but I learned from you video.

Oh and when you turned the camera around, I must say you looked Dapper.
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Thanks Dean. The content and lesson is great! You are a superb Tin Bender and a fine teacher.
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Most excellent video, Dean! Sure appreciate you sharing it with us.
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Thank you, my fellow dapper deans.... :)

Actually, about dapping, which is the word I was taught, there can be, and are, many different shaped dapping blocks. I've seen some that look like the horn on a horse saddle, and some are a plate that look much like my simple block but have a spoon/bowl shape in the center of it. Many others, too.

Anyway, all I know is simple mechanical dapping, i.e. making round things round again, or other shapes as they were originally been if they are not too complicated. Handy for this kind of dapping. I am actually a machinist, but just know a few side tricks, as I'm getting old enough now to have been around a lot of very talented craftsman. I'm lucky in that. Many of the old heads are gone. I hope someone carries on this kind of stuff. I don't know a lot of trades. Just mainly a machinist, and was a structural welder, so it's been metal work in my blood for some time.

I am amazed at the kind of work Fred Kuntz does. He is quite a craftsman, especially considering how much hand work is present in his product. I'm glad for our hobby that we have guys like him around.
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I use all sorts of things for mandrels when plenishing dents out. For collars, a piece of 2" Sch 80 PVC pipe chucked in a vice is perfect:

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For deeply curved surfaces like a Quickie vent, I've found the rounded end of a wooden broomstick to fit nicely. Prop the stick up in a bench vice to hold it, and work from the outside with a soft mallet.
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Well Timm, yer jus' smarter 'n me in this matter, which is no surprise. Good idea!
I'm still just an ol' machinist and has been welder. That's all there is to my claim to fame. Metal bangers know lots more than I do. Real metal bangers, I mean.

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One of my high-school shop teachers was a real, old-school panel-beater. The most amazing thing was watching him use a torch, dollies, and plenishing hammers to "shrink" stretched metal. I never quite got the hang of that. He claimed that using lead or Bondo was for amateurs.
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Wow, old post that I'd missed.

This is why the Fonz has the 319, Tigers don't have skills for this.
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