boiler endplates and tubes

Copper Boiler Tubes

November 25, 2019 Nigel 0

I’ve been looking at how to make the copper boiler tubes. For the vertical boiler I’m using a piece of 15mm household plumbers pipe. For the miniature traction engine I’m working on I wanted a [more…]

annealing copper

Copper Boiler End Plate

November 23, 2019 Nigel 0

Making a copper boiler end plate with a mild steel pattern and firstly hammering the outer edge over. I made a mild steel pattern for the copper end plates to be formed over. The final [more…]

Copper Flower

May 7, 2018 Nigel 0

My homemade or home-bodged copper flower. This job started with an old copper kettle and a 2″ diameter piece of mild steel. This shows the 2″ piece of mild steel sat on the bench and [more…]