Floating Plates by FullySilenced

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Floating Plates by FullySilenced

Post by FullySilenced » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:24 pm

A while back i was working on an idea to install perf plates into a glass column. I started with the idea of a freeze plug/welch plug as a start for my plates.

My prototypes i hand hammered from copper sheet, drilled 1.5mm holes for an open area of 8% of the plate area and installed a 1/2" downcomer with cup.


The idea was to see the plate inside the glass column as if it was floating in air ... while in actuality the taper on the edge of the cup was holding it securely inside the glass or other column material.

I later made up a form and spun a few on the lathe to fit my column and i am still running those today..

Here are two examples, one the original hammered plate and the first spun prototype. these are installed in a 3" dia. by 4" long sanitary spool and have been run numerous time with out fail.

enjoy the photo's and the concept

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This is the original hand hammered plate.
This is the original hand hammered plate.
The original hand hammered plate installed in the spool.
The original hand hammered plate installed in the spool.
To install the plate insert them at an angle and then rotate them to 90 degrees with the column bore.
To install the plate insert them at an angle and then rotate them to 90 degrees with the column bore.
Once squared to the bore of the column the plate is secure and does not move.
Once squared to the bore of the column the plate is secure and does not move.
This is the first spun plate i made note that the cup is deeper than the original prototype. but once in place, again remains without moving.
This is the first spun plate i made note that the cup is deeper than the original prototype. but once in place, again remains without moving.
Two caps will fit securely in a 4" length of tube the downcomer does extend below the section and has to be allowed for.
Two caps will fit securely in a 4" length of tube the downcomer does extend below the section and has to be allowed for.

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Re: Floating Plates by FullySilenced

Post by Halfbaked » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:41 pm

Very nice Fully. Very interesting concept. You got some talents.

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Post by Titus-a-fishus » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:21 pm

+1
Nice work Fully.
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Post by heartcut » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:25 pm

Nice rig. Looks like a keeper
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Post by firewater69 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:00 am

Nice work FS, i'll keep this in mind when i build my flute, i currently dont have the power to push one (120v only), but soon i hope.
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Post by LWTCS » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:33 am

Nice work FS
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Re: Floating Plates by FullySilenced

Post by Bohunk » Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:33 am

Good idea, and good workmanship. You can load that lathe up and haul it here anytime you want.

Nice work Tim

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Post by Stainless dude » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:43 am

Nice work Fully, this will get some folk thinking... :thumbup:

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Post by FullySilenced » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:02 am

Am trying. We do what we can...

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Re: Floating Plates by FullySilenced

Post by Bushman » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:22 am

Very creative and I always appreciate the step by step with photos, well done!

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