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  1. markyboy07

    Gas bottle forge

    Then it was time to fit the ceramic wool, the fibres are nasty so overalls, dust mask and gloves were donned. I removed the front which was just tacked on, cut the ends first and then the main body. I mixed some food colouring with the rigidizer so I could make sure of even coverage. I only had pink which I had used for making some fishing bait not very manly but hey ho. For some reason the spray nozzle clogged up after a few squirts which was annoying so I had to go with a paint brush. The finish looks uneven I don't know why as it all felt wet when I had finished? I will give it a second coat after this has cured in the airing cupboard for a few days. I then sharpened up a hacksaw blade to cut out the door opening and the burners before finally tacking the door back on. j next is another coat of rigidizer and then slowly building up layers of refractory and allowing to dry slowly before firing and fully curing it.
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    Gas bottle forge

    Been a while I know, I've started staying late at work on Mondays to get ahead with this project. Have made a bit of progress. Started by cutting the end off of the tank, this is to make it easier to fit the ceramic wool. I then cut some holes for the burners and then cut some tube to make a way of securing the burners to the forge body.
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    Miroku 6000 TR-V 12 gauge

    excuse my ignorance, is that fixed choke?
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    Mossberg Hushpower 20 gauge

    You can have mine if you're offering £999?
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    Where abouts are you based? I'm interested in one of the 20g machines
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    Webley & Scott 410 Junior .410

    Thanks for the info, I'll contact my friend now and get him measured up and see what he thinks
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    Webley & Scott 410 Junior .410

    What sort of age range is this gun suitable for? I appreciate kids all come in different shapes and sizes but roughly speaking.My friend is after a 410 for his son, he's 7 and average height and weight. It may be a bit to soon but I was wondering if he could grow into this gun.
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    Gas bottle forge

    Well I managed to a little bit more today but not as much as I would have liked, my friend was taking a customer clay shooting at churchills wycombe. Unfortunately the guy cancelled last minute and I was able to take his place free of charge??. Also shot the best I'd shot in ages!! I started by threading a length of 1/2 " steel pipe which I placed in the air adjustment bracket and through into the reducer to help with alignment before welding up.Again apologies for the poor welding (it is getting slightly better) next I drilled and tapped an end cap and then fitted a mig tip to act as the gas nozzle. f I then assembled everything together to check the alignment. in the next two photos you can see the aluminium air flow adjuster wound half way and fully closed. I still need to epoxy the aluminium washers to the steel inserts, I'm in two minds weather to just make them out of steel and weld them up for ease. May pop in tomorrow if the rain persists and get them finished. ( kinda hope it rains lol)
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    Gas bottle forge

    The air intake will be adjusted by winding the aluminium washers up and down, will hopefully be more obvious when fully assembled Yes your right, I had my head down and *** up and wasn't thinking, they say it's all in the prep.
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    Gas bottle forge

    So I finally managed to get some more done on the burners today. I cut the scaffold tube to length and then made some recesses on the lathe to house the reducers before they are welded in place. These are going to be the hot end of the burners if you like. I'm not much of a welder as you can see, so a bit of neatening up was required with the grinder. Next I made some knurled washers out of aluminium, I then cut down some threaded collers to use as inserts into these washers. These are going to act as the air flow valves. I'm just making this up as I go along depending on what materials I can find, I think I will epoxy these inserts in place as they wont be under to much heat or pressure. Next job was to make some very similar washers out of steel to act as end caps for the air flow brackets they also had threaded collar sections inserted, but as this is a steel assembly I was able to spot weld in place. There will be a threaded pipe through the centre that the aluminium washers will wind up and down on, this will also be the gas feed with mig welding tip acting as the gas nozzle. If you are wondering what the bloomin he'll I'm talking about this is a link to the YouTube clip that I'm copying https://youtu.be/ddI2HGxcnr4 hopefully next time I post there will be a picture involving flames!!!!!
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    Gas bottle forge

    Just struggling to find the time at the minute, should have a bit more time and motivation over the next couple of weeks hopefully
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    Gas bottle forge

    Neither, it belongs to the college where I work
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    Gas bottle forge

    It's been a busy week at work, so only been able to squeeze in the odd craft hour here and there. I managed to get a bit of work done on the burners. I cut some 3/4" pipe to 8" in length and tapped both ends on the threading machine. Fitted the 3/4 - 11/2" reducer and then put in the lathe to remove the threads, apparently this ensures a better air flow. The technician at work is new so it took a while to find the right tools for the job and even then it was a bit of a compromise. The reducers are extremely hard and it destroyed the first tool that I used. It was a little better at a lower speed and only removing small amount at a time. I've cut some old scaffold tube up for the other end of the burner and next week I will weld on a nut so that it can be fitted to the pipe. Then there's a bit of experimenting to be done with the gas pipe work before testing them.
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    Miroku 7000 sp1 12 gauge

    I don't know much about these guns, I think it's a reasonable question Thanks for the info
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    Miroku 7000 sp1 12 gauge

    Do you know the age and LOP. rgds markyboy07