pintoshine's ministill

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kurgan
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pintoshine's ministill

Post by kurgan » Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:22 pm

Sat down with the kids while they were coloring and threw this together.

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I know it's ugly as the devil, but pretty good for what I had to work with. Printer paper is not ideal, it's harder to work with than you would think.

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Re: pintoshine's ministill

Post by trthskr4 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:39 pm

:D I think it's pretty cool. What size paper did you print it on? What do you think the volume would be if it were copper?
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Re: pintoshine's ministill

Post by kurgan » Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:45 pm

Printed on 8.5x11. It's pretty small, even done in copper it wouldn't be more than for show.

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Re: pintoshine's ministill

Post by trthskr4 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:08 pm

I've fancied making one on an 11" x 17" sheet and mocking it up and then making it out of copper the same size. I just didn't know what the volume would be exactly. I'd like one about 2 gallons.
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Re: pintoshine's ministill

Post by violentblue » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:16 pm

I built one that was 6 litres out of copper, it turned out very nice, and it works well too.

I heard recently that Pint-O-Shine is making several of the ministills in copper for sale on ebay. The boiler size works out to be just under 3/4 of a litre.
keep an eye out on ebay they'll turn up eventually.

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Re: pintoshine's ministill

Post by kurgan » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:33 pm

violentblue wrote:I built one that was 6 litres out of copper, it turned out very nice, and it works well too.

I heard recently that Pint-O-Shine is making several of the ministills in copper for sale on ebay. The boiler size works out to be just under 3/4 of a litre.
keep an eye out on ebay they'll turn up eventually.
Funny you should mention that. I am working on another now. I scrounged around the house and found a roll of brass shimstock I had from a previous life. I have it all cut out, now I just have to get some solder to put it together.

These things are fun to put together, but I don't think I could do this for selling. It is great practice, and you learn a lot in the process.

Pint sir, I cannot thank you enough for making this available. I'm having a blast :-)

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Re: pintoshine's ministill

Post by punkin » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:25 am

Just love the plasticine bit...very good :mrgreen:


Maybe you get the kids ahammering and a tinkering?


might make em a bit of pocket money on ebay?






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Re: pintoshine's ministill

Post by Ugly » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:00 am

punkin wrote: might make em a bit of pocket money on ebay?
LOL, Like little elves...

Cool work, thanks for posting.

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Re: pintoshine's ministill

Post by kurgan » Mon May 04, 2009 6:42 pm

Here's what i've got of the brass ministill so far. The soldering looks like chicken s--t on a hoe handle and it still needs cleaning up. It's my first, so I hope to get better with practice.

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Re: pintoshine's ministill

Post by Ugly » Mon May 04, 2009 6:54 pm

Cute, it sort of looks like Lego Pinocchio about to drink a pitcher of beer....

(that was my Ms. Ugly's input on the matter)

nice first stab, beats most of the glass figurines and crap people have around , would be a fine little mantle piece

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Re: pintoshine's ministill

Post by billy_bob_95 » Mon May 04, 2009 7:58 pm

Definitely a wealth of creative minds here on the forum. Creative minds not only yield great ideas, but also inspire others in there works. You guys work have definitely inspire me. I have been kicking around the idea of using Pintoshine template to one day when I get a few other projects finished, and find some free time to try my hand at making one of these pot stills. I think the one made from construction paper would be a great practice run for me. Paper sure is cheaper than copper to play around with. Thanks!!! The pot still made from brass is awesome too. Maybe after a few trial run of my own with the construction paper this would be a great father son project. My son is only 8 and I say has never even heard on making shine little lone seen a picture of an ole pot still. I'm sure he would enjoy make one and learn a little bit about the history of moon shining. Should make for a great arts, craft, and a good history lesson all rolled into one. Thanks again and keep up the great work.
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