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tommo
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March 10th, 2018, 7:47 pm #61

Started on the silver soldering today.  Took boiler into work I used the welding plant there. Get a lot more control over the flame. Didn't fit the top part yet as I wanted to pickle it and clean out the inside after soldering the base and chimney. I will get it sealed up next week the pressure test it for leaks.

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MrMamod
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March 10th, 2018, 8:40 pm #62

That's looking great and I love silver soldering.
Desperately seeking ( NOT Susan ) Mamod Minor Burners of ALL types :-)
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Nick
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March 10th, 2018, 10:52 pm #63

Nice Work!!
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txlabman
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March 11th, 2018, 12:23 am #64

Fantastic work. I am in awe. It's a lot harder than it looks. 
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tommo
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March 13th, 2018, 8:25 pm #65

Well big school boy error last night. Make sure when you go to play down workshop your not tired . long day at work but i decided to remove the drain tap bush and fit new one, as I had managed to bugger it up soldering it. The real cockup came when I  drilled it out with stepped  drill. Some how I managed to pick out the wrong one so when I drilled it out I put a hole in the chimney .BUGGER. so today I removed damaged chimney and resolderd new one in place and fitted the bush. I will not play now when tired to much like hard work after. I should have used the thicker drill bit as its not as long to the 10mm step. Well live and learn I guess. I  filled it with water left it for 3 hours not a spot of dampness anywhere. Will get the top fitted now

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Jon Cameron
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March 13th, 2018, 10:19 pm #66

Mistakes happen, learn from them and move on. A twist drill rather than the stepper drill might be a better idea, for drilling on a cylindrical part file a small flat where you want your drill to enter use a smaller bit than your finished hole size and then work up to a larger one, to stop it from snagging the tips of the flutes, use an old bit of cloth in the drill bit. 😉

Here's a little vid I found 😊
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Now can someone tell me how to get a myford to regrow metal :)

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OLLY
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March 13th, 2018, 10:51 pm #67

Step drills give a better hole than conventional twist drills especially in sticky copper and they tend not to snatch
Bits of rag on rotating machinery not my thing and Iv managed to stay away from casualty 
Its up to the builder just my two bobs worth
 
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tommo
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March 18th, 2018, 8:41 pm #68

Well the weather killed any other plans I had for the weekend. So I have been doing some of the cosmetic stuff cut all the oak planks to length made one of the brass bands to go around them . I need to get some heat resistant type of glue for them. Today i started polishing the copper work. Then I thought maybe I should try some heat under it first in case it leaks. Well it makes steam just need to lap the SV  in with some grinding paste get a better seal. But no leaks which is a bonus.

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txlabman
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March 18th, 2018, 8:45 pm #69

More progress. 

The finish line is in sight!
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tommo
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April 4th, 2018, 6:22 pm #70

Well I have  managed to glue on all the small planks around the boiler base without covering myself in it. Now i just need to varnish it and fit brass straps .Next job make up a plinth and get the router in action on the edges.

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