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  1. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    Im nearly finished making my copper small still. Ive tried to make it look old. I am not sure if this will work. The colum can come free of the main kettle as its like a lid.
    I made a nut to fit...
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    Re: fathers day fishing.

    Virginia beach
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    fathers day fishing.

    I went with my BIL fishing today on my kayak. I went away double up with tuna. The taxman chose to have one whole fish and a nibble on my other one.

    Anyway it was still a nice way to spend...
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    Re: Home distilling rum

    Where can you buy a 25kg container like you have there
  5. Thread: Radial arm saw

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    Re: Radial arm saw

    I think on a cut off saw gravity is your friend,It will prevent the blade from jamming .But on a radial the table will prevent this.

    A steel carbide blade cuts relief on the left and right sides...
  6. Thread: Radial arm saw

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    Re: Radial arm saw

    Interesting question. but how would a carbide blade work instead of an abrasive blade. ?The delta radial does about 2500rpm and these carbide blades work within that range. I think a normal cutoof...
  7. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Yes we do but Carl looks seriously dedicated.Can you buy phosporic acid by the 5 liter. ?Where are you buying it.?
  8. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Just a bit off topic. Does Carl sub contract his work out.?
  9. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Looking at those plaques I suspect they are cast.Those letters are quite pronounced and high. Can etching eat that deep.?
  10. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    Is there some science to how long the vertical pipe has to be. ?On a small ten liter still like this does a 42 mm riser pipe work less effecient than a 54mm pipe. I have 42 mm pipe and only a short...
  11. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Would love to have seen the process. I guess the original die would have been a reverse plate done laboriously on a pantagragh.

    I got my head around it I think .It must be challenging to hold...
  12. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Those plaques are truelly beautiful. I would love to see how they did them from scratch.Very few speed and feed charts are done like that. It must have been quite an expense initially to make a stamp...
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    Yes you know it yourself. Its a virus and you got it . Are you going to make one out of silver steel and harden it in your homemade furnace or are you going to make a dovetail cutter using a tungston...
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    Thats not enough.
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    Looking good.Are you going to make plenty quick change toolpost holders now.:)
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    Pics can never give a true idea of how clean a cut can be.I have posted pics of work I done and the camera lies . You are sopposed to get a crosshatched pattern across the workpiece. Being an...
  17. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    No its easy Jelo.Its called a series. You know like Bold and Beautiful.Buts its the mens version.;D
    You just have to be patient ,and have some coffee.

    That lathe is showroom new with shiny knobs...
  18. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    You drink far too much coffee.
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    Re: Trainer in Lathe, Milling and Welding Wanted

    Yo are well equipped with the fact you can cad and have worked with your hands. Machining is not hard.
    Safety first and then common sense and practice.
    I can help you telephonically for free. But...
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    Re: Trainer in Lathe, Milling and Welding Wanted

    I think the world is rapidly changing. It would be interesting what the Op intends doing. If its just to help him out in some simple work I cant see why he couldnt self teach in less than a year to a...
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    Re: Trainer in Lathe, Milling and Welding Wanted

    This is actually something lacking in this country. In the States you can do night courses for this type of thing.
    I think it would suit an old retired gentleman possibly someone like a turner...
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    Re: Wire tying tool

    You have just wasted two hours of my time.:)I have to make one now.
    There is a thread called usefull homemade tools . Would you consider posting this there as it is usefull for future reference.
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    Re: Trainer in Lathe, Milling and Welding Wanted

    I hope he finds someone. Im also looking for a local mentor. But I can only pay in pizza and beer.
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    Re: Trainer in Lathe, Milling and Welding Wanted

    Did you ever find anyone?
  25. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    A copper dowel peened in will never crack that casting if the dowel is annealed first. Dont forget cracked cast iron blocks and heads are repaired with the stitching method of drilling and peening in...
  26. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I doubt you would have to worry about it. ;D
  27. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I wouldnt touch that with a weld. Yes epoxy or peen a brass or copper dowel in it from the back if possible.
    Many ways . Drill and tap a plug and locktite it in is another way.
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    Re: My Knife Making Thread

    That is really hot.
  29. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    So I have to take up distilling and baking.?;D
    Am I on the right track?Whats next.
  30. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    In terms of a vapour leak, I made a lid and intend to solder the 54mm pipe to the lid. If you hold it up to the light you can see its not a bad fit. Will this work. I would prefer to be able to use...
  31. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    I didnt want to soft solder the cone to the cylinder because my fabrication is just not that great and there would be biggish gaps(it actually came out better than I thought)
    574346

    I got some...
  32. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    I tigged the top piece to the cone but tig is not neat. Its convenient because I never had oxy acetalene but Its just not as neat. Here is where It dawned on me that using soft solder was dumb....
  33. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    Sorry Im having trouble with loading (computer stupid) Please ignore the drawing. I cant seem to erase it and posted by mistake.

    Then I made a cone for it. It taught me that all I learnt about...
  34. Thread: Copper still.

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    Copper still.

    I had an old geyser and thought I would mess about and try make a still. I didnt want to make a big one ,just a little one.
    Ive seen a basic shape and pretty much copied it.

    I learnt a few...
  35. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Yes I think you have guessed Mygoggie perfectly.Although I noticed his no ten spanner was missing on his wall organiser and his one bobbajaan spanner was hanging off level by at least 2 degrees.;D;D;D
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