Are you interested in learning more about metal forming, and receiving individual attention and hands-on instruction? Would you like to spend a couple of days in a production metalworking shop in the pine and oak covered foothills of California's beautiful Sierra Nevadas? If this appeals to you, we have workshops that can't be beat. Most workshops are conducted at Kent's shop outside the historic gold-rush town of Nevada City, California. Workshops can also be scheduled at your facility.
We offer trainings and consultations for:
• Commercial & Private Aviation
• Automotive Professionals
• Art Metal & Sculpture
Expanded facility with more machines to serve the student. Current workshops have three Air Hammers, three Wheels, one Pullmax, and five welding stations. E-mail us or call (530) 292-3506 for more information.
I attended your METALWORKING INTENSIVE in Nov. 05 and bought the Meco torch from you at that time. I hadn't had the chance to use it much since completing the class until last week when it really saved the day.
My neighbor repairs cars and managed to drop a cast aluminum automatic transmission from an Acura Integra onto the concrete, putting several cracks and a puncture wound in the lower case. He couldn't find one in a junkyard so he called the Acura dealer to find out what a replacement case would cost and the parts guy just said, "you don't want to know".
Anyway, since the transmission was basically scrap I thought I'd first try and repair it using my $$$ Miller Dynasty Tig; because I had more time in using a Tig machine than the Meco. The problem with the Tig was that the transmission fluid would be drawn from inside the transmission into the weld and contaminate it.
Soooo, out comes the Meco, your flux, and some 4043 Tig rod; 30 minutes later it looks absolutly perfect (yes, I did a little grinding since I'm not as good as you). Better yet NO leaks, which is a challenge with Tig in perfect conditions as you already know. I guess word travels fast because I've had two other people call me with cracked aluminum transmissions that no one else seems to be able to weld up without a complete teardown and steam clean.
Anyway, none of this could have happened without your great class and proven tools. Thanks again."