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Richard Hed

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Holes for the stays done .....still a long way to go
I designed and built one like that but I didn't like it's design so I scrapped it and built a water-tube for 5HP. Scrapped that one too as it was a prototype. Still have not got round to the third one, need a mill to do some of the cuts for the welds.
 

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I designed and built one like that but I didn't like it's design so I scrapped it and built a water-tube for 5HP. Scrapped that one too as it was a prototype. Still have not got round to the third one, need a mill to do some of the cuts for the welds.
Mill does save a lot of grinding
 

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Mill does save a lot of grinding
In this case, the mill is a necessity to make regular holes, about 250 holes, which pipe ends fit into and are welded.--the holes are nice fits. My prototype, I cut the holes out with a plasma arc--very sloppy ultimately bad welds, one with a pin hole that I could not get out no matter how I tried. The steam generator, was, however, a success. Reached 100 psi in about 15 min. The next one will be the same design with a few tweeks.
 

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Nice work!
How did you make such a detailed pattern for the smokebox door? It looks great!

john
 

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The lion's head was a door knocker
The letters are mirror image 3/8 stamps into .010 brass
With a hard plastic under ..... Anealed the brass 2
The lion's head holds them in place
 

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