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Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby Samohon » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:43 pm

I'm getting ready to resume my Flute build after a very hectic couple of months.
Before I jumped right into the copper, I thought I would ease myself in gently and make copper funnel...
It 7" wide, tapers to ½" over 4" with a spout of ½" x 4". Used a half-flap seam and soft soldered inside and out as well as the spout...

So Here she is...
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Made it in about an hour... :thumbup:

If you want the recipe just holler and I'll update the post with a template... :D

EDIT:
Heres the pdf... Note, its not to scale, but all sizes are relevant to the above funnel...
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby LWTCS » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:52 pm

Nice Sammy Bammy.
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby Bull Rider » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:56 pm

How big was the copper sheet at the start? I'd like you to post the template. I've been wanting to build one for a while now. How did you join the funnel to the pipe?

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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby Samohon » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:05 pm

The sheet was a scrap piece of a crappy copper water tank, 250mm (10") x 250mm (10").
Flared the ½" pipe at the end with a large cone shaped metal plumb bob I had and soldered it to the inside...
Was real easy to form and bend the crimps to hold the cone together with a pair of pliers...

I'll get the template uploaded and update the above thread soon Bull...
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby WalkingWolf » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:01 pm

Nice work Samohon. Picked up quite a bit of bigger, odd-shaped pieces of copper from a chimney my father-in-law took down. Didn't have a clue what I was going to do with it just couldn't throw it out. Perhaps I just got my answer.

As always, your workmanship is terrific.
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby Prairiepiss » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:23 pm

Glad to see you back on the torch. Looks good Samohon. :thumbup:
I should build one to. :lol:
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby Samohon » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:08 pm

***Bump***

Just added the pdf for the funnel. This document is not to scale, it does'nt have to be.
Using all the measurements given will create the funnel in the piccies above...

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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby Rum Bum » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:17 pm

Sam what program do you use to make your splendid diagrams?


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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby NcHooch » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:04 pm

Very nice Sam... I'm impressed
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby heynonny » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:52 am

I made this about a year ago, thats a sheet of 8.5x11 paper its on. Made from old copper roof flashing, silver soldered together, , ,-hey-

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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby LoC » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:44 am

this would be a SUPER handy thing to have stickied into the new distillers group, under the 'related appurtenances" section. i LOOKED forever before resorting to a google search to find sahomons PDF
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby Bushman » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:06 pm

I have a 3D software called Rhinoceros and have done some layout work for Mash Rookie. If you give me the size you want I can quickly make a 3d model and the software allows me to do a roll out for a cut pattern. I would be willing to do this for you if you are serious about building a funnel. You will need to PM me and if the numbers get into the hundreds I may have to rescind the offer or make a one size model fits all and post it.

Edit: Just read a few threads down and looks like plans are already posted.
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby raven_r_one » Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:22 am

Hey!

Love the funnel - what gauge of copper did you use for this?

Also - where does one get it?
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby Bing-Bot » Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:38 am

I don't care how many times I see this funnel it gets nicer looking every time.
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby Bushman » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:39 am

raven_r_one wrote:Hey!

Love the funnel - what gauge of copper did you use for this?

Also - where does one get it?

I get a lot of my small sheet copper from the local scrapyard. You usually pay by the pound.
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby raven_r_one » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:33 pm

This same technique- ever join two funnels big-end to big-end and build it into your column?
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby raven_r_one » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:33 pm

Also - any idea on the gauge of the copper?
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby HPD » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:51 pm

Samohon wrote:I'm getting ready to resume my Flute build after a very hectic couple of months.
Before I jumped right into the copper, I thought I would ease myself in gently and make copper funnel...
It 7" wide, tapers to ½" over 4" with a spout of ½" x 4". Used a half-flap seam and soft soldered inside and out as well as the spout...

So Here she is...
Funnel2.jpg

Funnel1.jpg

Made it in about an hour... :thumbup:

If you want the recipe just holler and I'll update the post with a template... :D

EDIT:
Heres the pdf... Note, its not to scale, but all sizes are relevant to the above funnel...
Funnel.pdf



That, sir, is a badass funnel. Excellent craftsmanship. You could sell those for a pretty penny.
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby NcHooch » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:59 pm

I gotta sit down and make one of these sometime soon. there's just something about it . :thumbup:
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby Oldvine Zin » Wed May 04, 2016 8:54 pm

Made a rustic funnel today out of a piece of gutter and some old tube. Total hillbilly and looks like something that might of been handed down generations
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby frodo » Fri May 13, 2016 2:35 pm

LOL...why you guys making them purdy funnels ?

they look like store bought,

both are made from type L copper pipe scrap

1/2 gallon lil ugly
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1 gallon big ugly
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby stony2289 » Fri May 13, 2016 10:36 pm

That is purdy Frodo, purdy fricken ugly.

But hey, if it works I like it :)
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby frodo » Sat May 14, 2016 11:26 am

for sale $$$$$$ ugly 1 gallon funnels from scrap copper

$99.98 :mrgreen:
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby gflower1 » Sat May 14, 2016 11:57 am

frodo wrote:for sale $$$$$$ ugly 1 gallon funnels from scrap copper

$99.98 :mrgreen:


Get you an etsy shop, call it steam punk, boom. 'Million bucks.
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Re: Heres My Copper Funnel...

Postby stillcolo » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:59 am

Made this funnel over the weekend. Left over copper sheet and pipe. 4in funnel tapers to 1in pipe. Fits nice and snug in carboy opening. Wish i would have seen the Half Flap Solder Joint by Samohon before construction. I used a rivet to hold the top part of funnel and then just overlap soldered. Half Flap Solder Joint would have been much cleaner. Will use it next time. Always practicing and improving thanks to everyone on this forum!

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