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copper boiler Print Booklet
Author: lesliebreame   Posts: 1   Photos: 2   Subscribers: 1   Views: 313   Responses: 5   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)
copper boiler - Posted: 3rd Jul 2017
Parts for my new boiler project which is to be coal fired and is a practice tig welding exercise for further work [ Gordons Clyde Puffer ] . Its mostly 1/8 material so will need plenty of amps although i am using Helium which will make it somewhat easier. The boiler will probably be going in a paddle steamer like the Medway Queen but we shall see later. I have so many projects on the go at once that it might be some time !! Les Breame

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Response by marky on the 4th Jul 2017
hi Les this is the spinning lathe we have in the work i dont work on the tools anymore (management role)so can only get down now and again to keep my hand in there is also a picture of the tooling and the hammers I built up over the years before handing them over to a younger guy ,I will take some pictures of the bigger metalwork shop the lathe and other tools are in the silversmith area but we use a lot of copper as its cheaper to make mistakes with .
Response by marky on the 4th Jul 2017
hi Les ,loved the coal fired outboard will see if my brother still has the film of the pulse jet engine we built years ago after watching scrapheap challenge it was welded construction from steam pipe and bends a spark plug and a hoover as a blower and nearly burnt the shed down the noise was unbeleavable it sounded like a buzbomb it stood about 2ft high and went red hot in minutes if I remember correctly it was welded to a 200lb anvil to keep it still
Response by lesliebreame on the 4th Jul 2017
nice lathe and tidy workshop....better than mine !!! the pulse jet sounds fun, i had better have a go at that when my other projects are finished [never probably !! how can anyone ever be bored !!]. Regards Les Breame