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Offline Stilldrillin

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Handy, Meths Burner.......
« on: August 23, 2013, 10:54:42 PM »
I needed to make a burner, for the Metisse engine.
The adopted Maiwald one wasn't right. Too small in diameter. Flame too close to the hot cap......   :shrug:

I love making odds n ends, out of bits n pieces. Found a stainless steel salt and pepper set. The cap diameter was just right.   :ThumbsUp:

Friction turned a brass disc, base......




Silver solder wire, sprung inside the cap. Just enough flux........




Still glowing. Had an el of a job, unsticking the supporting nails. Bit too much solder.........




Opened the existing hole out to 12mm........




16mm o/d, 10mm bore, bush. More silver solder.........




I've got the hang of silver soldering, now. I'm proud of that joint.......




Clean up. Drill breather holes, in the r/t........




6mm bore, adaptor bush. Temporary cotton wick. (I'm out of stove rope)........




The engine ran for 70 mins, on one filling........




And, I've still got one left........




Really satisfying, little project.  :)

Thanks for watching!

David D
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Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!
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Offline Alan Haisley

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Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2013, 11:33:56 PM »
Nice, David.
Alan
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Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2013, 11:42:24 PM »
WAY cool!  8)  "oh honey, would be so kind as to pass me the salt please? Um, what?  oh yeah, never mind"  :facepalm:


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Jim

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Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2013, 12:16:56 AM »
That turned out perfect David...nice finish, nice size, and looks great too!!

Bill

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Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2013, 12:55:37 AM »
Dave very ingenious, I really enjoyed that and added to my library.

Thanks Don

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Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2013, 01:06:48 AM »
Nice work David!

Thanks for sharing.

Dave

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Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2013, 01:23:46 AM »
Great burner there. Over an hours running really gave that engine a good workout.

High.

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Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2013, 08:25:13 AM »
Very nice work there. Isn't it amazing what you can "see" in seemingly innocent kitchen supplies!


Tim
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Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2013, 09:17:14 AM »
Alan, Jim, Bill, Don, Dave.

Thanks, Fellas!  :cheers:


High (?), Hugh.

Thanks!

It's now done around 3 hours. Running very sweetly, and rather too fast, for me......  ;)


Tim.

Thank you! I really love scouring local shops, to see what I can "see". That's how Gold Blend came about...... http://madmodder.net/index.php?topic=5732.0

At shows, I get to chat to the wives, who can recognise it's component parts, and tell me how clever I am........  :embarassed:    :naughty:

David D
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Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!
Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

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Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2013, 09:56:43 AM »
Dave, I am sure the wives truely appreciate your skills  :ThumbsUp:...

I wonder if their husbands hear the end of it after all who wouldn't want to be married to a model engineer with all those skills to hand  ;)

Jo
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Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2013, 01:51:42 PM »
Looks very nice, give the iron wire wick system a try.      Ian S C

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Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2013, 10:10:56 PM »
Looks very nice, give the iron wire wick system a try.      Ian S C

Thanks Ian.  :cheers:

Wire wicks....... How do you manage to vary the flame height?  :headscratch:

Indoors, the engines need very little flame. At a show, in a draughty tent is another matter!

A conventional wick can be infinitely adjusted, and often has to be!  :facepalm2:

David D
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Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

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Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2013, 09:48:32 PM »
Looks very nice, give the iron wire wick system a try.      Ian S C

Thanks Ian.  :cheers:

Wire wicks....... How do you manage to vary the flame height?  :headscratch:

Indoors, the engines need very little flame. At a show, in a draughty tent is another matter!

A conventional wick can be infinitely adjusted, and often has to be!  :facepalm2:

David D
I wonder what kitchen or bath container could be turned into the right size wind screen  :stir:
Alan
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Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2013, 10:38:45 PM »

I wonder what kitchen or bath container could be turned into the right size wind screen  :stir:
Alan

Shower cubicle door?

David D
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Re: Handy, Meths Burner.......
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2013, 11:53:31 PM »
G'day Dave,

Ever since Gold Blend, the weekly shopping trip has been  more enjoyable as I dawdle around the kitchen canisters.

And frying pans all look like flywheels with handles thanks to you.

Thanks

Jim