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    Big Blue 2, (Under licence).
    by MouldBuilder ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ ( Rear Admiral)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cut and run.
    11 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    I have now started to prepare the barrel as instructed by its designer. I used an ordinary wood saw to remove the top. I decided not to cut a 50mm wide ring from the top to use as an assembly joining ring. I have decided to try to join the two halves with internal and external brass strips, each at 55mm wide. I plan to seal the joint with silicone but will also drill and bolt both sides all around. I hope this will give additional strength to the joint.
    I have now cut the remaining barrel in half to give me the full test tank. Fortunately as this is a moulded barrel, I was able to use the tool split lines to follow to get two even pieces. This is where this project will be put on hold until I move to Hungary. It will be easier to transport in this condition. I might bend and prepare the brass strips if I find time and probably drill the holes also. I will post that update when completed.
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    11 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,
    Don't think I'd risk telling the Hungarian Customs (or any other for that matter) 'porkies'!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Good luck๐Ÿคž Wishing you and Zsuzsanna a great Christmas together, wherever you are.
    Boldog karรกcsonyt, ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    BTW Ref Two Christmasses; Same here in Germany, they celebrate and swap pressies tonight.
    So Gisela and I have just done that ๐Ÿ˜Š with a traditional NW Germany meal; trout, prawns and crayfish and home made potato salad and salmon caviar๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
    For tomorrows festive meal I have cheated๐Ÿ˜”
    An enterprising Chinese restaurant in Hamburg was offering an Express delivery service of Peking Duck to the original 100 year old recipe, with all the trimmings and accoutrements๐Ÿ˜‹ Having missed an opportunity to enjoy this in Peking some years ago, got back from the Great Wall too late and the restaurant was closed ๐Ÿ˜ญ, I was determined to try it. Culinary report on Boxing Day!
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cut and run.
    11 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    I do not think that the Hungarian customs will be too worried about my half barrels. They sell stills in the supermarkets.๐Ÿ˜Š
    If they are concerned, I will tell them that they are pig pens for pigmy pigs.
    Peter.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cut and run.
    11 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Pineapple?
    I would have made wine not beer.๐Ÿ˜‹
    Or a pineapple liqueur๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
    On reflection I reckon the Customs guys might start looking for the rest of the coke cooker not a still!๐Ÿ˜ 
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cut and run.
    11 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Pineapple beer? "Sounds wonderful" - said no one ever. But necessity is the Mother of Invention...
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    11 months ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    When we had hard lockdown in SA there was a total ban on alcohol. People wised up and made home brewed beer from Pineapples! Don't know about the copper most of it gets pinched.
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    11 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    They might start looking for the copper parts of the still PP ๐Ÿ˜
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    11 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I'm curious as to what you're going to tell the Hungarian customs agents at the border about two halves of a blue drum with holes in it... "Sir pull over there and we'll have you talk to a supervisor". ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cut and run.
    11 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    I had to remove about 70mm from the top of the barrel as it tapered in at about 5 degrees over this portion. This would have made sealing the joint impossible if I had left it there.๐Ÿค“
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    11 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hope you have barrels of fun with the move.LOL
    Rick
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    11 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Well Peter,
    At least you have made a start.
    If you had cut it closer to the lid you would of made it that much longer LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    11 months ago by robbob ( Admiral)
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    It's "I'll get my coat" actually ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cut and run.
    11 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    How did I manage to miss all these juicy feed lines?๐Ÿ˜
    "I will start soon but due to a pending trip, it might take a while."
    Hope you fall soft and don't injure yourself Peter๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    I remember seeing a sign at a lift station during a trip (!) to the alps some years ago-
    "TOURIST TRIPS OVER MOUNTAIN!"
    I remember thinking 'Careless b****r, should look where he's going!'๐Ÿ˜‰
    As Rob might say ... 'I'll get my hat!'
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    ๐Ÿ“ Big Blue 2, (Under licence).
    1 year ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    I was talking to Martin yesterday, our third in command, (Steven being First Sea Lord as he has the site switch), about the making of Big Blue 2. Although we had a hard negotiation regarding a production licence, he has kindly allowed me to make a similar item as long as I show the build here.
    I purchased a barrel from ebay yesterday which cost me ยฃ15. Fortunately, the seller was only eight miles away which made collection quite easy.
    I have several pictures for reference so all should go reasonably well but if any members have improvement ideas, I am all ears and I will have further discussions with Martin to see if these infringe on his almost registered design. (He has to ask the wife).
    I will start soon but due to a pending trip, it might take a while.
    Peter.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Big Blue 2, (Under licence).
    11 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Be careful that some Chinese company doesn't start flooding the market with them ๐Ÿ˜‰ "
    At least they'd come in handy when the coastal areas are all flooded due to melting of the ice caps PP, due to a large extent to US and China's continued use of coal fired power stations.
    We'll all have to take Coracle steering lessons from Nerys and Alice!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Form an orderly queue shipmates, not forgetting Social Distancing!๐Ÿ™„
    Ho hum!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Big Blue 2, (Under licence).
    11 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "It will only be a flood if they forget to put the bung in! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ"๐ŸŒง๏ธ๐ŸŒง๏ธ๐ŸŒง๏ธ
    BUNG HO CHAPS ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜†
    Er ... Ah soooo - Hung bo ๆดชๆณข๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Big Blue 2, (Under licence).
    1 year ago by Graham93 ( Commodore)
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    It will only be a flood if they forget to put the bung in! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

    Graham93
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Big Blue 2, (Under licence).
    1 year ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Be careful that some Chinese company doesn't start flooding the market with them ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Big Blue 2, (Under licence).
    1 year ago by marky ( Commodore)
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    ยฃ15 for the barrel ยฃ1000 for the license ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Big Blue 2, (Under licence).
    1 year ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking forward to seeing it Peter.

    Martin555.
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