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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by VonMoldy, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. VonMoldy
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    anyone got a good lowbuck way to make hole flanger dies without a lathe. in case you have no idea what i am talking about I am talkin bout the things that make those lightening or swiss cheese or speed holes look pretty with a nice flange or bell or dimple or whatever you may call them around the holes.
     
  2. Sracecraft
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    Just posted in another thread. Irvan-Smith gets about $30.00 for a single set, be hard to make them for thirty bucks.

    Craig
     
  3. you can buy one at a electrical shop
     
  4. Wesley
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    I bought mine from Mittler Brothers
     

  5. beauishere
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    I didn't know Mister Flanger, but

    R I P
     
  6. oktr6r
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    You beat me to it...
     
  7. VonMoldy
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    you ass...:p
     
  8. flathead31coupe
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    you beat me to it as well...i was wanting to see who he was :)
     
  9. turdytoo
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    What happened to him?
     
  10. Big Dad
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  11. 52 HenryJ
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    poor guy got ran over by a Henway I think.

    But yes you can get them at an electrical shop
     
  12. turdytoo
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    Must of been a fluke cause a Hen doesn't way much.
     
  13. banzaitoyota
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    Exactly how much does a Henway?
     
  14. draggin ass
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    you talking about a hole chamfer bit??
     
  15. turdytoo
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    Ask Norm, he had one.
     
  16. Casey
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    about a pound ? ya gota love norm!....
     
  17. I heard the late Mr. Flanger was an all round nice guy,but had a depressed lip...could be just a rumor tho....still sorry about his passing
     
  18. VonMoldy
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    you guys are gay.
     
  19. Sniper
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    Wood Working 101, Plywood or hardwood cut to size, mount a bolt through the center, chuck it in the drill press and go at it with a air or belt sander. Female side, cut to size and file bevelled edge to match. If nothing else, you will have something to remember Mr Flanger by! Couldn't resist.
     
  20. Notorious
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    Who cares? He was a real hole anyway.

    Stock or deep fried?
     
  21. Redneck Smooth
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    Are we talking about a dimple-die here? If I can get one for $30, I'd love it...
     
  22. InDaShop
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    I posted this on another thread yesterday but here goes again.

    I got mine from Extreme Crawlers, and I compared prices and shopped around for over a year.


    Extreme Crawlers
    $290 for 5pc Set includes: .75", 1.0", 1.5", 2.0", 2.5" Dies
    http://www.xtremecrawlers.com/catalo...hole-p-59.html

    Poly Perf
    $314.79 for 5pc Set includes: .75", 1.0", 1.5", 2.0", 2.5" Dies
    http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...&cat=51&page=1

    Tricktools were $85 more expensive, guess you are paying for the "TRICK"


    Now for smaller holes. I made mine. Should have added that on the other thread. I took bearings and welded all thread to them. The welded a thick washer to a small piece of tubing to make a cup. Then all you have to do is drill a hole the size of the all-thread in the metal. Put the all thread through the hole in the metal then put the cup on the all thread (cup side down) add a nut to the all thread and crank it tight so as you are pulling the bearing through the hole using the tightening forces of the allthread.
     
  23. Sracecraft
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    Irvan-Smith shows a nine piece set for $250. Most are around $30 ea. Have not seen or used them, but I've been shoping too.
    irvansmith.com look in the section "punches"

    Craig
     
  24. Da Tinman
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    Mittler Bros,, 1/2 inch up, nine pieces $275
     
  25. What gage metal are you dimpling?
     
  26. VonMoldy
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    I would say mostly stuff no thicker than 18 gauge. Trying to make these on my own since I dont have tons of money and thought you guys might have made your own.
     
  27. VonMoldy
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  28. hammrd29
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    well trick tools dimple dies can do 1/8 inch plate and 1/4 inch plate
     

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