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    Ok, now I see the picture...

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    Impressive pattern making! Wow! Thanks for posting.
    I found that trying to find what I need and then make it work with what I have, is more trouble than designing what I want and doing it.
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    A real mastery of your trade! Thank you for taking the time to share your photos and captions.
    Could you define the term "fair" or "fairing" as I've seen it used several times in this thread?
    Thanks.

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    Hmm, kind of careless of me I guess. I think the first time I was refering to completeing the shape of the removeable bosses. They were primarily made of wood but had their final shape completed with body filler (polyester resin). And the second had to do with the impeller. The impeller body was made of a glass fiber/resin laminate but was only thick enough to hold the shape. I brought it to it's final thickness and contour with body filler. I think it's a reflexive habit from the days when I did automotive body work. Body fillers and spot putties were always "fairing compounds". Sorry for the confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Petee716 View Post
    A real mastery of your trade! Thank you for taking the time to share your photos and captions.
    Could you define the term "fair" or "fairing" as I've seen it used several times in this thread?
    Thanks.

    Pete

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    Wow. Really nice work, that is going to outlast the rest of the car!

    Are you going to recoup your investment on the pattern selling a few to restorers who need new water pumps?
    Last edited by Dank; 10-28-2016 at 05:37 PM. Reason: lameness

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    No, It's not my pattern, it belongs to the foundry that employed me at the time. And given the application, I doubt there'd be many takers. (ha ha)

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    Talk about your late follow ups LOL
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    It's a 'considered response'.

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