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Wood fired copper pot

Postby shadylane » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:29 pm

Here's the copper I have for making the bottom 48" X 10" X 1/4"
I'll cut and tig weld the two pieces together
Then anneal and start pounding
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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby bitter » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:47 pm

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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby shadylane » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:11 pm

Cut two 20" long pieces off and will weld them together
Then I'll make a circle out of the square. :lol:
My plasma cutter couldn't do the job, so I had to resort to the saber saw :oops:
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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby shadylane » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:33 pm

Almost tempted to leave the bottom square and build a wagon bed style of boiler
That would be the easiest and most efficient way
But not nearly as sexy as this builds gonna be :lol:
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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby DSM Loki » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:51 pm

You sir have my attention

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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby HDNB » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:00 pm

Damn, i love the stuff you build Shady.

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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby shadylane » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:16 pm

Thanks for the kind words :thumbup:
Figure, I might as well document the build, in case some miss-guided sole want's to copy my bad habits.
Honestly, there's no logical reason for me to make another still.
Don't know for sure what I'm doing or how long it will take.
It all depends, on what's in my scrap pile and how sober I can stay :lol:
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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby Truckinbutch » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:47 pm

DSM Loki wrote:You sir have my attention

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And mine . I'm certain that if we follow you , you will lead us astray . Nothin wrong with that .
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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby Swedish Pride » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:45 pm

always doing something different, I love it
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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby hellbilly007 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:44 am

I'm definitely watching this. I've been toying with the thought of playing with some sheet copper and rivets
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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby shadylane » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:18 am

I'll be going to town to get parts to build a propane torch
I can't afford the oxygen and acetylene needed to repeatedly heat a 35 pound chunk of copper :shock:
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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby city shiner » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:55 am

Can't wait to see what you've got planned!!
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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby shadylane » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:56 am

Hells of fire, Nobody ever told me how much heat it takes to weld 1/4 copper :shock:
I've been preheating with a bango burner, oxy/ace torch and at 165 amps I still can't make a puddle
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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby shadylane » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:09 pm

Don't have the equipment to weld on copper that thick and big :oops:
Sure did look like a good idea while drinking
But I've started now, time to spend some money on thinner copper or bigger equipment :roll:
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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby DSM Loki » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:32 pm

Bigger equipment means more versatility...
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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby MichiganCornhusker » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:35 pm

shadylane wrote:Honestly, there's no logical reason for me to make another still.

What about us, Shady? Do it for us!
shadylane wrote:time to spend some money on thinner copper or bigger equipment

Now yer talkin! :thumbup:
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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby HDNB » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:40 pm

shadylane wrote:Hells of fire, Nobody ever told me how much heat it takes to weld 1/4 copper :shock:
I've been preheating with a bango burner, oxy/ace torch and at 165 amps I still can't make a puddle


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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby shadylane » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:07 pm

Damit man, I'm too cheap to spend money on thinner copper or more equipment
But I do own a BFH Big F#@king Hammer :lol:
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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby Truckinbutch » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:28 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: i'm at a loss for words . I've made and sold BFHs and regret that now . Hope you continue this quest and share with us . A BFH is not hard to make if you consider it beneficial to our hobby .
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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby shadylane » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:35 pm

Decided to start with a 1/4" X 10" X 8" piece of scrap
After hours of pounding, annealing and first aid
The piece is now 11" X 9"
Another decade or two and I'll have a beautiful copper pot :thumbup:
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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby thecroweater » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:36 pm

can ya hire an oxy set? Oxy LPG is pretty cost affective and plenty of heat for what you want.
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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby shadylane » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:20 pm

thecroweater wrote:can ya hire an oxy set? Oxy LPG is pretty cost affective and plenty of heat for what you want.

Sorry for the misunderstanding :lol:
I have an oxy set, propane, forge and a big damn camp fire for heating
And used several of them, while attempting to tig weld the thick copper :lol:
When that failed, I resorted to annealing the copper and beating the hell out of it with a big f hammer.
I'm sure copper is malleable, the question is "how many times can an old fat man, smack the copper with a hammer" :lol:
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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby HDNB » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:32 pm

shadylane wrote:
thecroweater wrote:how many times can an old fat man, smack the copper with a hammer" :lol:


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Re: Wood fired copper pot

Postby Truckinbutch » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:41 pm

shadylane wrote:
thecroweater wrote:can ya hire an oxy set? Oxy LPG is pretty cost affective and plenty of heat for what you want.

Sorry for the misunderstanding :lol:
I have an oxy set, propane, forge and a big damn camp fire for heating
And used several of them, while attempting to tig weld the thick copper :lol:
When that failed, I resorted to annealing the copper and beating the hell out of it with a big f hammer.
I'm sure copper is malleable, the question is "how many times can an old fat man, smack the copper with a hammer" :lol:

You need to talk to this crippled old man about building a 100# variable speed forging hammer that will run from 0 to 1200 rpm with a foot controlled belt drive .
All made from salvage yard materials and sweat .
The one I made had interchangeable dies as well . Weighed about 1000# and would walk if not secured .
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