Miscellaneous Photos & Videos

You had measurements of height vs width reversed on the mold you sent last week.  I hope you figured this out. I can turn your ingot on end, but the “sides” will not be square to the box. So I am hoping the mold will look something like I have drawn, so that the bars are 3/4 inch wide and 5 – 1/4 inch long and when I pour lead to the top of the mold, the height will be 1 – 1/2 inch.  Thank you for all of your help and effort.

 

 

Thankfully no one was seriously injured in wee hours of the morning 8/1/2017

 

 

Ladle is 6 inches across and from center, about 3 inches deep.

Woody – let me know if you need any other views! Thanks!

“Ray’s Mold” piece of flat steel bent to form a handle. From memory, it’s about 1/2″ wide.

I use “Wes’s Mold” primarily due to shape. Measurements are in my VS post #1:

 

Professor! I tried for 1/2 hour to send these 2 pictures to you via email, and AOLis acting up. They are around 220kb… small!

Dodge

Dodge

 

Control knob.

First picture is the width 9″, the second is the depth 4″. With the top picture, looking down you will see what looks like spokes. My pot does not touch them at all.

For D Crocket  The Lead Pot holds about 7 to 8 cups of water and is 4 inches in depth by 8 inches wide. Also showing more pictures of burner.

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SGCA Memorabilia © 2006 Kathie A. Powell

SGCA Photos 2006

A challenging project from 2008. The church’s scanner/fax/printer had an error that could not be cleared. The church secretary, Sue, figured that I may be up to the task to fix the machine… or else in the dumpster it was going to go because they had bought a new machine. I found an obscure repair manual by doing a Google search, and it was about 28 pages in! I almost gave up looking, page after page! It took me about 1/2 hour to disassemble and about the same amount of time to reassemble. Brought it back to the church, and it was gifted to a parishioner in need. ALL THINGS MACHINE!!!!

Background: it was a known problem that when you cleared a paper jam, a filament strip would get unseated. And the only way to fix the problem, is to take the machine apart.

The patient in the OR:

ChurchScanner   (PDF document)

The patient is OK:

ChurchScannerRE-Assembly

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My lead smelting pot, have used this since 2007.

Kathie's pot3Kathie Pot 1Kathie's Pot 2

And in my travels in Vermont to fetch a gigantic cast iron ladle (with a 4 foot handle) to be fashioned into a pot similar to that above, I found another ladle (made of steel). This steel ladle is now in the hands of my welder as of today (6/30/2015). I gave him a picture of the above ladle, along with measurements so that he can weld handles on it, like above. This “new” pot will be used exclusively for smelting zinc. The diameter of this pot is about 1/2 or so inches less than that of the lead smelting pot. The welder believes he can make pouring spouts too by heating up the metal and hitting it with a pipe. We shall see!!

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20150608_154856 Zinc2

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Stay tuned!

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For Ed who is patiently waiting for the brass!!! Another thing that has diverted my attention away from the project, retrieving my 1942 Ford GPW from the mechanic’s shop and driving her home yesterday (6/29/2015) on RTE 1 from New Haven to Stratford. A leisurely drive (if one can call it that on the major non-highway road!!!)

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Read a Facebook comment about Jeff having a princess phone. I have a vintage wall phone in my basement workshop and I love the sound of the double bells!

 

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President Nixon’s phone call to the moon, July 20, 1969. (There will be an ad, but it can skipped after it plays for few seconds. The video is from the site “Popular Mechanics”).

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Ashlynn, 6 years old, soon to be 7 in February, is quite the gal! She is so very smart and creative.  In Sunday school, last week (1/26/2014),  she drew the 2 pictures below. I wanted to keep them safe, so I have placed them into frames; but I will be doing another step later today by adding an additional white backing so as not to see the cardboard backing that came with the frame.

My dear Ashlynn, thank you! 

Cats Rule!

Cats Rule!

Amazing. Mittens went to Rainbow Bridge almost 2 years ago and Ashlynn remembered with no prompting!

Amazing. Mittens went to Rainbow Bridge almost 2 years ago and Ashlynn remembered with no prompting!

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