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My Workshop / Re: Bill's Shop Renovation
« Last post by Jo on Today at 07:46:26 AM »
but, Dogís fire hydrant out back handles most of the duties and if any other arise;

 :ThumbsDown:

Ex-neighbour used to pee in a bottle...  New owner found gallons of the stuff  :facepalm2: absolutely stunk the place out when they threw it in the skip and had the boys squash down the contents of the skip  :toilet_claw:

Jo
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Last post by Kim on Today at 06:44:00 AM »
Continuing to enjoy your build, Chris.  And thanks for the video. Its nice to see it moving every once in a while!

Nice work with the wood too.  How thick is the wood your bending for the break pad?

Kim
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Vehicles & Models / Re: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO
« Last post by Kim on Today at 06:33:02 AM »
That is really looking neat, Rich!  Just love it   :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn:
Kim
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From Plans / Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Last post by Steamer5 on Today at 04:22:53 AM »
Hey Zee,
 Soundís like you need a popcorn engine running on gas to power a generator to keep the cooler cool!  :lolb:
Bloody technology...... bring back steam power ..... oh and paper!

Cheers Kerrin
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Last post by crueby on Today at 04:09:42 AM »
Oh, for you metal-only folks, this 'wood' stuff is what is inside those 'tree' things in your yard, that have all those flappy little 'leaf' things, and drop branches on your power lines. It can be used to make things - sort of a home-grown aluminum, just in rough-cast form!   :Lol:

 :lolb: :lolb:

 :ThumbsUp:
8)
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Last post by zeeprogrammer on Today at 03:55:32 AM »
Oh, for you metal-only folks, this 'wood' stuff is what is inside those 'tree' things in your yard, that have all those flappy little 'leaf' things, and drop branches on your power lines. It can be used to make things - sort of a home-grown aluminum, just in rough-cast form!   :Lol:

 :lolb: :lolb:

 :ThumbsUp:
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hi from mid Hampshire
« Last post by Don1966 on Today at 03:12:04 AM »
Hi Steve and welcome to the forum!    :hi:



Don
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Last post by crueby on Today at 02:39:52 AM »
Dog that is slicker then grease on a slip and slide. Awesome results Chris now did I say ......I ......like...... :Love:


 :cheers:
Don
Thanks Don!   :cheers:




We need to start a thread for treat sayings like that one!
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Last post by Don1966 on Today at 01:56:13 AM »
Dog that is slicker then grease on a slip and slide. Awesome results Chris now did I say ......I ......like...... :Love:


 :cheers:
Don
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Last post by crueby on Today at 01:23:40 AM »
Cut down some strips of Cherry and Pear, looks like Pear is the winner for a bend this tight. First piece is mostly there, needs to be a little tighter bend. First I need to make a little jig to put it in to set up and dry, otherwise it tends to spring back a bit. Technique is to wet the wood, all four sides, in a short section, then apply it to the hot iron and as it warms you can feel it go more flexible and plastic - pulling on the ends and rocking it will form it over the iron. It takes several applications of more water and heat to get a tight bend, but it works quite well. I am sure Willy will be most familiar with this, from his instrument making days, as its basically how side panels are formed for string instruments (though usually with wider heating forms).

Oh, and the darker patches on the inside of the curve are from the small table saw, blade is going dull and needs to be replaced.
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