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Offline NormanV

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Re: Eagle Type Oil Can
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2017, 02:04:03 PM »
Joules, I like the idea of using your rum bottle but, with the large block of (whatever) metal used as the valve body wouldn't it be top heavy? I have been thinking about using a piece of plastic plumbing pipe but it would need to be weighted at the bottom.

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Re: Eagle Type Oil Can
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2017, 03:31:35 PM »
I reckon that Rob's pipe flare wins the prize  :thumbup:

Stylish and yet practical as the wide base will make it stable
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Re: Eagle Type Oil Can
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2017, 05:23:45 PM »
Easy to add a weighted base.  I also like the rum bottle for having a domed base, less oil gets left in the bottle.  Don't use the whole bottle but maintain the diameter to height ratio on the plan.
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

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Re: Eagle Type Oil Can
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2017, 12:42:32 PM »
Thanks for the drawings and inspiration . Had a bit of spare time today so after looking in the scrap bit found a bit of 2 inch copper pipe that has been laying around for years some scrap brass and other bits and pieces and made this

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Re: Eagle Type Oil Can
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2017, 03:14:26 PM »
I like it Smiffy  :clap: :clap: :clap:  nicely done :thumbup:


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Re: Eagle Type Oil Can
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2017, 03:41:49 PM »
Nice one Smiffy  :thumbup:

Do we have a epidemic of  :proj:

or should I say oilcanitis

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Re: Eagle Type Oil Can
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2017, 05:32:34 AM »
Nice one Smiffy, I do like shiny copper!  :headbang:

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Re: Eagle Type Oil Can
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2017, 06:04:43 PM »
brill as going have to make one

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Re: Eagle Type Oil Can
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2019, 12:16:03 AM »
I realize this is an old thread but I finally got to making said oilcan. Well at least my interpretation of same from Pottyengineering's drawings adapted to the stuff I had in hand.

Being given some 45 x 120mm brass tube that looked like it needed to be used I had at it. Solder rather than Loctite the base to the body then wait for 'o' rings to arrive from China since I didn't have any. (How they can sell 10 rings for $2.50 post free is a mystery to me. But hey! I like the price so got a variety.)

The yellow knob on the top is from the, 'chuck it here' box and will most likely never get changed to the brass knob I told myself I would make.
Anyway, here's a pic of my effort.  Sorry for the lousy focus of my phone camera but that's all I have.

John B
Converting good metal into swarf sometimes ending up with something useful. ;-)

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Re: Eagle Type Oil Can
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2019, 01:34:53 AM »
Good Job  :thumbup:

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Re: Eagle Type Oil Can
« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2019, 01:31:29 AM »
Thanks Stew,
             I am happy with what I finished up with from virtual scrap.
John B
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Re: Eagle Type Oil Can
« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2019, 06:04:26 PM »
a job well dun

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Re: Eagle Type Oil Can
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2019, 02:04:52 AM »
Thanks, KRV.
      The chaps at my local model engineering club this morning liked it also. Wanted to know how far it could squirt oil??
   Dunno, but when I had water in it I managed to get close to 10ft.
One member wanted the plans and I have duly sent him a copy.

    Currently doing battle with my CNC conversion of my 7 x 12 mini lathe. All works, just not getting the accuracy. Think it's all in job setup and backlash. Plus a fair bit of how I hold my tongue  :Doh: it seems.

John B
Converting good metal into swarf sometimes ending up with something useful. ;-)