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Round Copper Bar
« on: September 12, 2009, 12:35:38 PM »
When I got the Myford, I also got a load of other stuff ..

In this are 2 off 12" lengths of 1" round solid copper bar. Pretty sure that's what it is.

Quite apart from LSM charging about £14+ per foot, what can I do with the stuff ?

I don't recall ever seeing it used in ME?, but it seems a bit off to sling it to the Scrappy.

Careful with suggestions please chaps. I do live a life of purity and innocence  ::)

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Re: Round Copper Bar
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 01:05:01 PM »
Little copper faced hammers

Have fun

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Re: Round Copper Bar
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2009, 01:26:09 PM »
Make some drifts?
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Re: Round Copper Bar
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2009, 01:33:39 PM »
A really, really beefy spot welder?
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Re: Round Copper Bar
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2009, 01:42:27 PM »
It's good for the ends of superheater tubes. I've still got some square copper I bought for that, about 3/4" but it's got rounded edges too - weird stuff.

Turn some end plates for a really small copper boiler! Infact, you could bore the rest out to make the boiler tube itself! For the tiny engine or similar!

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Re: Round Copper Bar
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2009, 02:10:39 PM »
Aw! C'mon chaps. A bit less levity, if you don't mind.  :lol:

I would have thought that this being a  :proj: site, someone would have a really spiffing wheeze with the stuff.

Stew: Do you have in mind any particular Copper's face embossed on it? Or should I choose one for myself?

Darren: I have a large selection of BENT copper drifts. Augmenting that part of my inventory is not a currrent ambition.

Marv: I am WELL past adolescence. No spots worth welding.

Nick: I assume you have never tried to machine the stuff. It's awful.
 
Off to the Scrappy with it. :)  :)

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Re: Round Copper Bar
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2009, 02:15:45 PM »
OK, here you go.

Practice your parting off on it.

If you can get 10 good disks off it with no problems at all, you should be able to part off almost anything.


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Re: Round Copper Bar
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2009, 04:26:22 PM »
Maybe an electrochemical approach, as it's an excellent conductor?

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Re: Round Copper Bar
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2009, 04:35:15 PM »
Maybe an electrochemical approach, as it's an excellent conductor?
Good point.  Could be useful if you want to do some copper plating.

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Re: Round Copper Bar
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2009, 04:36:08 PM »
Keep them!!! - If you make model engines at some point, those are excellent for making cylinder laps, even if it's a PITA to turn.

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Re: Round Copper Bar
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2009, 04:01:36 AM »
With all due respect chaps, not very inspiring,  :(

I think you have confirmed my conclusion that it has virtually no use for me.
I have no plans to copper plate owt, and I have two of the 'three bladed, springy, whizzy-roundy, slipstoney thingys' for cylinder honing.

I might just have a go at Bogs suggestion, I have a ISCRA (?) parting tool that I need to sort out. If it does copper, it'll do anything as Bogs says.

Then, off to the Scrappy with the debris  :D

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Re: Round Copper Bar
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2009, 05:38:24 AM »

Then, off to the Scrappy with the debris  :D

Please note Dave.......

Not for me, thanks!  :thumbup:

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Re: Round Copper Bar
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2009, 07:49:44 AM »
No Dave SD .. a proper Scrappy .. with whom I am trying to ingratiate myself in the hope of er..

Pickings to Come ?? as it were ..

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Re: Round Copper Bar
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2009, 11:46:57 AM »
Shame you don't know anyone making superheaters! :lol:

All I had to do really was saw, file and drill. I do seem to  remember turning some though! You just need your tool the right shape, a really high rake angle, sort of curved, hook type shape usually works best!

Any way you can use it to your advantage though makes sense! :thumbup:

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Re: Round Copper Bar
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2009, 12:33:33 PM »
Nick

Aaargh !

Saw,file , drill ??

Not with arthritis I ain't. Anyway, gone to the big smelter in the sky now. Together with a shed load ( actually, not literally), of leccy motors, trannies, redundant BSW hex bar, bits of ally, bsw/bsf bolts nuts, sundry other crap, now have a nearly freehold garage. ( was 164 kg total, crafty buggers weigh it).
Damn near knacked me and the car getting it there, fortunately a young warrior unloaded the stuff while me and the geezer who runs the place swapped old Velocette yarns over a coffee an' Jaffa Cakes.

On the negative side, could not resist some 4" & 3" and lesser dias.  P-Bronze off cuts  :(  as a swappy thing.
I wanted nowt for the scrap, so I was offered a little shufti in the Holy of Holies and scrounged about 10kg of the Phossy. (It's a shiny flywheel thing).

Some old codgers NEVER learn, well chuffed tho.  :beer:

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Re: Round Copper Bar
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2009, 02:13:03 PM »
Well done young man!  :clap: :clap:

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Re: Round Copper Bar
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2009, 02:23:54 PM »
 :beer:

Cheers Dave .. I feel much better now!

I've kept the smaller stuff, but I ask myself, 'What do I want with about 6 ft. of 2.2" hex EN16T?
Had it for 25yrs. It came from a bloke who died, did agricultural stuff, couldn't see it scrapped, so I had it in case it came in handy.

Er.... no, it hasn't. So, after dragging it around thro' 2 house moves, I finally admit defeat.. ::)

It's not as if the Myford would survive it being chopped to round, nor me either.

That, and 3/4" x 2" bsf bolts etc. etc.

What on earth was I thinking of when I aquired the stuff ???

Ah. Foolish Youth ..

Now foolish Owd Codger with 4" dia PB

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