Author Topic: Restoring a Grasshopper Beam Engine and Boiler  (Read 3964 times)

Offline Don1966

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Re: Restoring a Grasshopper Beam Engine and Boiler
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2019, 10:01:53 PM »
Nice work love the color selection and she runs a treat!.... :ThumbsUp:


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Don

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Re: Restoring a Grasshopper Beam Engine and Boiler
« Reply #61 on: March 07, 2019, 10:13:19 PM »
Nice work love the color selection and she runs a treat!.... :ThumbsUp:


 :cheers:
Don

Thanks Don and all. Would you be!ieve that the colour is British Racing Green: and proud of it!
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Offline b.lindsey

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Re: Restoring a Grasshopper Beam Engine and Boiler
« Reply #62 on: March 08, 2019, 12:53:23 AM »
A really beautiful display in it's entirity, and a fine running engine as well. Well done!!!

Bill

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Re: Restoring a Grasshopper Beam Engine and Boiler
« Reply #63 on: March 09, 2019, 03:43:58 PM »
A Major Setback! :'(

I started on the mounting studs today. Unfortunately, The tiles are just about the hardest I have ever encountered. Ten minutes to drill a 3/16" hole with a new drill and then the tile cracked! I can't risk that happening with the others, so I am not going ahead with this board.

20190309_143217 by inkaboat, on Flickr

I just happened to have another piece of walnut worktop - thanks Jez!- and it will be plain vanilla with a rebated edge like the first one.

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The old board is just the right size to show off my projects!  :Lol:
John

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Re: Restoring a Grasshopper Beam Engine and Boiler
« Reply #64 on: March 09, 2019, 03:56:30 PM »
I love that beam engine / boiler set up, it must weigh a ton on that slab of wood though  :)

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Re: Restoring a Grasshopper Beam Engine and Boiler
« Reply #65 on: March 15, 2019, 08:43:38 PM »
Project completed. I'll do a steaming video tomorrow. :whoohoo:
John