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Offline CrewCab

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Re: Heron's Aeolipile
« Reply #150 on: May 21, 2009, 05:24:34 PM »
Ah .............. progress ............ or lack of ............     :scratch:  anyway good to catch up with this thread


btw did we end up with any links to metal spinning .............. if not ....................




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These guys make it look so easy  :med:

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Re: Heron's Aeolipile
« Reply #151 on: May 21, 2009, 06:36:20 PM »
OH MAN.... Im sorry to hear that.  :(

I have had projects go the route of crunch a few times... and its really demoralizing. Now you have the chance to make it better  :whip:
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Re: Heron's Aeolipile
« Reply #152 on: May 21, 2009, 11:33:09 PM »
Dave,

Sticking two of the second ones together is a bit larger than Ralph envisioned. Keeping it on the boil would be the problem.


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Re: Heron's Aeolipile
« Reply #153 on: May 21, 2009, 11:40:00 PM »
Ummm, 11 pages and I did not read them all but did anyone check out copper toilet floats? :scratch:
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Re: Heron's Aeolipile
« Reply #154 on: May 22, 2009, 01:42:14 AM »
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Re: Heron's Aeolipile
« Reply #155 on: May 22, 2009, 02:50:22 AM »
So.... Yes it happened... Pic's tonight  :worthless: I know!


Hot water cylinders are too thick, I don't want to go down the route of a pre-made ball.... That'd be cheeting IMO.

As said, I'll make one!

Stew, if you could keep your eyes open that'd be great :thumbup:

Bernd, it'd probably cost too much and be economically unviable.... Thank you for the offer  :thumbup:


I'll search for some, but will probably end up using a tougher mix like the last time!

I might even use  (Are you reading Ian?) a bottomless die to press the next efforts?

At least I have had a little brain stormer on the holder design!!

It'll all come together soon ::)




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Re: Heron's Aeolipile
« Reply #156 on: May 22, 2009, 05:31:50 AM »
Ralph, I have a large roll off brass sheet, almost too heavy to pick up.

I'll measure it's thickness later for you  :thumbup:
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Re: Heron's Aeolipile
« Reply #157 on: May 22, 2009, 04:27:10 PM »
Sounds good to me Darren  :thumbup: 

I'll swap some for some of this brass bar I still got!


Now as someone (mentioning no Roge erm, names)  didn't believe me....!?






There is also another slightly smaller dent on another part of it too!


And the cause....



The nest of wiring etc from the phone kit I removed from my dads new car.... Yes, I should have stored it better etc, etc....


But I didn't and the result has now happened and I cannot change that..... So, onwards and upwards!


If I tried I'm sure it could be repaired? But I'll probably spend less time making a new one!

CC, I've gone into the spinning thing. I was originally going to build the parts required for spinning (got 3 double DVD's etc) but then got the press and wanted to try it that way... I'll still try the spinning one day.... Just wanted to do it this way at the time!

This thread will continue..... Just a lot later than advertised..... I might finish making my 4 mini finger engines first instead?   :proj:







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Re: Heron's Aeolipile
« Reply #158 on: May 22, 2009, 08:28:40 PM »
I blame the snickers, distracted you no doubt.... :lol:


That doesn't look too bad, should easily sort that out Ralph?


The brass I have is 6 inch wide 1mm thick, any good to you?
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