Re: Stamped hub plates (was: intro)
- To: domesteading at sculptors dot com
- Subject: Re: Stamped hub plates (was: intro)
- From: Charles J Knight <c dot knight at juno dot com>
- Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2000 12:45:00 -0500
> Since this is likely a one time dome, actually a full sphere, I do
> not want
> to spend a lot of money on tooling up for a mass production item.
> would be good though for something more universal in application,
> various dome types that could be made from the adjustable cone
> design you have.
Ernie -- what angles are we talking about? I don't have the tables in
front of me.
If the angles are shallow enough, it might be possible for you to stamp
a "daisy" shape...with the petals separate, they'd be free to bend the
2 or 3 degrees each, that's necessary.
If it's more like 10 degrees each, a stamped hub would be more
> for error (maybe I can plan in room for error!). The more I can do
> the better, but thinking of getting a machinst/fabricator to weld a
> stamping form; universal for a 4v dome, taken from angles averaged,
You should be able to stamp them on your press, given an appropriate
I saw a "die forming" tutorial on one of the jewelrymaking sites...same
principle should apply. I'll see if I can find the URL for you...maybe I
http://costumejewels.about.com looks right...I'm not online right this
second, or I'd make sure.
-- Chuck Knight
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