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Pump Oil Can Prints

Discussion in 'PROJECT PLANS & DRAWINGS' started by rwm, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. rwm

    rwm Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I'm gratified to hear they are getting used. I am very happy with my cans and they work well.
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    Search E-bay. I got my last 3 cans from there at real good prices.
     
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    3dshooter80 United States Master of Metal Malpractice Active Member

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    I am in the process of building 4 of these for Christmas 2016 presents for my brothers in law. I am making a video series that will be on my YouTube channel when completed. The only deviation I'm making from the original plans is that I'm using aluminum with brass accents. I'm also taking some "creative liberties with the base. Here's a couple of pictures of my progress - remember to multiple everything by 4.
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    3dshooter80 United States Master of Metal Malpractice Active Member

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    I'm made all the bolts from brass round stock
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    3dshooter80 United States Master of Metal Malpractice Active Member

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    Can't decide which base I like the best so I have a thread going on the YouTube Machinist group on Facebook. Right now it's pretty much a tie.
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    I like the smoother base myself, as it would clean up much easier. I just watched your YouTube video. I really like your style and now I feel the need to add this to my list of things to make. I like how, true to your channel name, you used AL since it was what you had on hand. :) But that has me thinking: I have about 20' of used copper pipe that I cut into roughly 6" segments for melting in my backyard metal furnace. Maybe I should make mine out of copper. :)
     

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    I think copper would be a great choice. Thanks for the comments.


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    Hard to cast pure copper. It likes to be an alloy. Have you tried? If you want that look just make a really red brass, like 90-95% Cu.
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    I'm planning on working through making aluminum bronze at some point, but I know that is challenging so I'm holding off until I have more experience in general. At this point, yes, I'm just doing brass. I have lots of yellow brass (spent rimfire and out-of-spec centerfire), and I plan to make the color richer with some extra copper. That and just making stock for the lathe and mill. I've only poured aluminum so far, but I'm stockpiling all the copper, brass, bronze, and lead I can get my hands on. :)
     
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    You might consider Silicon Bronze (Everdur.) You can make it or buy it. Easiest thing I have ever cast and is pretty red in color.
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    I also have a bunch of brass that I have collected, Some I have melted down into small ingots, I have done some alum also but that had a bunch of air bubbles in it, Thus unable to use it for much of anything. I figured I could do a few of the parts by making molds for them, But have to come up with the brass tubing for the body etc.
    I was thinking the red brass for the top, and bottom at least, (actually though about making some brass ones for wife's cooking oil as well)
    If I have to purchase everything I am thinking Stainless but I have not worked with it before.
     
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    don't solder, Tig weld it
     
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    I have a Miller TIG and that was my first plan. TIG welds are stronger but many end up not being water tight due to microscopic porosity. With braze/solder that is far less likely. Mine have not leaked a drop.
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    Those oil cans look good
    You did a great job on them
     
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